Corundum (Var: Ruby)
Cabinet, 11.9 x 8.8 x 7.7 cm
Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
This specimen features a very good sized, rather sharp, somewhat lustrous, rich reddish-pink color hexagonal Ruby crystal on white Calcite matrix. The color is very rich for a Ruby from this locality and it is not a light pink or even a rose pink color, it certainly has a distinct red hue. The crystal measures 1.7 cm long.