Corundum (Var: Ruby), Calcite, Phlogopite
Chumar Mines (Chhumar Mines), Dhading District, Bagmati Zone, Nepal
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.1 x 2.3 cm
Choice Ruby specimen from the Chumar Mine of the eastern Himalayas. Many of the finest Ruby specimens from here have shown good long prismatic development of the crystals, and this is no exception. The main crystal is upwards of 3 cm long, partially terminated, and contacted in the back, has traces of the shocking pink color that these rubies are famous for.