Corundum (Var: Ruby)
Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 6.5 x 5.3 cm
This specimen features a good sized, somewhat lustrous, light purplish-red color Ruby crystal on white Calcite matrix. The color is decent for a Ruby from this locality, and it certainly has a distinct purplish hue. The crystal measures 2.5 cm long.