Corundum (Var: Sapphire)
Thumbnail, 2.1 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
Ganesh, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan

Here we have an excellent matrix Sapphire specimen that came out of Pakistan about 10 years ago. The locality at Ganesh is one of the oldest and more renown Sapphire/Ruby localities in the world, and has long produced some amazing specimens. The crystal on this particular specimen is a very sharp, lustrous, well formed, gemmy crystal of a fine purplish color aesthetically sitting atop Calcite matrix. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.