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Corundum var. Ruby from An Phu, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam

 
Corundum var. Ruby from An Phu, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam

Corundum var. Ruby from An Phu, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam

Corundum var. Ruby from An Phu, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam

Photo below under longwave ultraviolet illumination:
Corundum var. Ruby from An Phu, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam

DESCRIPTION:No. 81044
Mineral:Corundum var. Ruby
Locality:An Phu, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam
Description:Elongated hexagonal translucent pink ruby crystal, the pink gem variety of the mineral species corundum, with horizontal striations on the prism faces. There are impressions on the rear where another mineral intersected but later dissolved away. Fluoresces red under LW UV illumination. Weight: 8.13 carats
Overall Size:23x7x6 mm
Crystals:23 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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