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Corundum var. Pink Sapphire from Central Highland Belt, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

 
Corundum var. Pink Sapphire from Central Highland Belt, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Corundum var. Pink Sapphire from Central Highland Belt, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Corundum var. Pink Sapphire from Central Highland Belt, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Corundum var. Pink Sapphire from Central Highland Belt, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Corundum var. Pink Sapphire from Central Highland Belt, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Corundum var. Pink Sapphire from Central Highland Belt, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Photo below under longwave ultraviolet illumination:
Corundum var. Pink Sapphire from Central Highland Belt, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

DESCRIPTION:No. 79180
Mineral:Corundum var. Pink Sapphire
Locality:Central Highland Belt, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Description:Several intersecting transparent pink-purple sapphires, the colored gem variety of the mineral species corundum, with no matrix. The sapphires are hexagonal di-pyramidal form with microscopic crystallization patterns on the surface giving a satin luster. Fluoresces red under LW UV illumination. Weight: 1.0 grams
Overall Size:14x7x5 mm
Crystals:3-14 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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