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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. 81047
Mineral:Corundum var. Ruby
Locality:An Phu, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam
Description:Lustrous translucent pink-red ruby crystal, the pink gem variety of the mineral corundum, with remnants of mica embedded in the surfaces. The ruby crystal has complex crystallization patterns on the surfaces. Perhaps the mica can be scraped off. Fluoresces red under LW UV illumination. Weight: 11.68 carats
Overall Size:15x11x8 mm
Crystals:15 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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