This sapphire crystal is from the Old Pressley Sapphire Mine in Canton, Haywood County, North Carolina, USA. Sapphires from this mine are found in alluvial deposits from eroded seyanite pegmatites in the area. The pegmatites are primarily made up of feldspar, quartz and mica. However other accessory minerals including blue and pink sapphires are found there. Some of the crystals are huge and some star when made into cabachons. This Specimen consists of a primary crystal (photo 1) with minor mica matrix attached. The large crystal has a blue-grey color. This piece measures 2 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 inches or 50 x 38 x 28 mm. It weighs 643 carats.