Sapphire – Exceptional Crystal from the Wood Creek Mine


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This sapphire crystal is from the Wood Creek 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. This specimen has an uncommon morphology (for the locale) with a diamond shaped cross-section and a beveled termination on one end and a flat on the other. This piece measures 1 1/4 (wide x 1 1/8 x 11/16 inches or 32 x 28 x 17 mm. It weighs 102 carats.

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Weight 5 oz