Corundum (Var: Ruby)
Luc Yen, Yenbai (Yen Bai) Province, Vietnam
Small Cabinet, 8.5 x 7.5 x 2.3 cm
Lustrous, pink ruby crystals to 1.5 cm are aesthetically set on contrasting white marble on this rich specimen from Luc Yen, Vietnam. The crowning cluster, isolated crystals below and accents of muscovite and pyrite make for a very showy and excellent specimen. The waxy luster is another standout. Certainly an above average specimen from this well-known locality.