Corundum (Var: Ruby)
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 6.0 x 2.8 cm
Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan

This specimen features a few very good sized, rather sharp, somewhat lustrous, rich purplish-pink color hexagonal Ruby crystals 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 purplish hue. The largest crystal measures 1.0 cm long.