Corundum (Var: Ruby)
Small Cabinet, 8.5 x 3.2 x 2.9 cm
Jegdalek (Jagdalek; Jagdalak; Jagdalik) Ruby Mine, Sorobi District, Kabol (Kabul) Province, Afghanistan

A very sharp, translucent, classically formed ruby from this famous gemstone district. This region was producing rubies as far back as the time of Alexander, and still does so today. But specimens with sharp crystals like this are seldom seen. The dominant crystal is a hair over 1 cm tall. Ex. Charlie Key.