• Corundum var. Sapphire
Oxides and Hydroxides

Corundum var. Sapphire

$175.00   €144  £130.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC8650
A super example of a characteristically developed hexagonal Corundum crystal with a broad barrel-like centre tapering in opposite directions with stepped prism faces, and occasional dislocations in axis direction.  The specimen is from the famous ancient gem-bearing river gravels in the Ratnapura District of Sabaragamuwa Province in Sri Lanka.  This is a translucent pale lemony-cream coloured Sapphire with naturally etched surface patterns and an earthy lustre.  The varietal name Sapphire is applied to any colour of Corundum (not just blue), save that of red which is then named ruby.

Details

Dimensions
4.3 × 1.4 × 1.5 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Oxides and Hydroxides
Locality
Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Sapphire, Corundum

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