Corundum (Var: Ruby)
Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 11.0 x 8.1 x 3.3 cm
Rubies from this locality are few and far between these days in my experience. The best of these specimens are certainly some of the finest crystallized Rubies in the world. This specimen features a very good sized, rather sharp, somewhat lustrous, rich purplish-pink color hexagonal Ruby crystal with smaller Rubies on white Calcite matrix. The color is pretty good for a Ruby from this locality and it is not a light pink or even a rose pink color. The largest crystal measures 2.0 cm long.