Corundum (Var: Ruby)
Miniature, 4.7 x 4.3 x 2.2 cm
Zazafotsy Quarry (Amboarohy), Zazafotsy Commune, Ihosy District, Horombe Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar

For both size and quality, this is one of the very best examples of the recently found Corundum specimens from Madagascar. I exchanged it directly from Dr. Federico Pezzotta who collected it while doing research there. It features a superb, 1.5 cm, very sharp, lustrous, prismatic, hexagonal ruby crystal with gorgeous and classic pigeon's blood-red color perched on a wedge of schist matrix.