Ruby Sapphire Mix – 1 1/2 Inch Crystal from North Carolina


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This ruby sapphire mixed crystal is from the Propst farm in Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA. This location contains volcanic and alluvial deposits that contain ruby, and sapphire crystals. They are varieties of the mineral corundum which is an oxide that contains the elements Al and O. In pure form corundum is colorless but trace impurities in the crystal lattice can color it with a variety of colors.  This is double terminated with a hexagonal habit. It has a  pink ( sapphire ) to red ( ruby ) color and is a combination of ruby and sapphire. and it weighs 325 carats. It measures 1 1/2 x 1 5/16 x 7/8 inches or 38 x 31 x 22 mm.

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Weight6 oz

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