Ruby – Gemmy Crystal from the Montepuez Ruby Mine


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This ruby crystal is from the Montepuez Ruby Mine in Montepuez, Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique. Ruby is the red gem variety of the mineral corundum. It is an oxide that contains the elements Al, and O. This is a heagonal double terminated crystal with some triangular “record keeper” patterns on both ends. It has a rich color and is translucent when back lighted as shown in Photo 1. It measures approximately 14 x 7 x 7 mm and it weighs 10.3 carats

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Weight4 oz