• Corundum var. Sapphire
  • Corundum var. Sapphire
  • Corundum var. Sapphire
  • Corundum var. Sapphire
  • Corundum var. Sapphire
  • Corundum var. Sapphire
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Corundum var. Sapphire

$6,000.00   €5,430  £4,810.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC19243
A stunning double terminated crystal of Sapphire, a variety of Corundum, from the rich gem-bearing district of Ratnapura in Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka.  The crystal is hexagonal in cross-section and tapered to a point at each end.  The crystal would be described as a floater as it shows no point of attachment.  The overall colour is cornflower-blue, but on closer inspection displays alternating horizontal banding of cornflower-blue and milky-bluish-white.  The prism faces are smooth but deeply striated normal to the long axis.  A superb example of an off-matrix Sapphire crystal from the Sri Lankan gem fields.

Details

Dimensions
3.7 × 1.5 × 1.4 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Oxides and Hydroxides
Locality
Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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