Corundum (Var: Ruby)
Chumar Mines (Chhumar Mines), Dhading District, Bagmati Zone, Nepal
Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 5.8 x 2.2 cm
Amazingly rich veins of crystalline and partially-crystalline Ruby coursing through the white marble matrix. The color ranges from ruby red to red tinted by a bit of purple, and where the Ruby crystallizes, the stone is gemmy. In fact, the largest of the Ruby crystals reaches slightly over 1 cm in length and has good luster.