Corundum (Var: Ruby)
Ganesh Himal deposit, Somdang, Rasuwa District, Bagmati Zone, Nepal
Miniature, 3.9 x 3.6 x 3.0 cm
This is one of the oddest-looking, fantastical matrix ruby specimens that I have come across. The main crystal is 3 cm long, has very fine form, and has a .9 cm gemmy tip that is quite stunning. A killer for the locality. In 1984 Charlie, along with John Barlow, sponsored a collecting trip to Nepal for these. Ex. Charlie Key stock.