Corundum var. Ruby
Dattaw camp, Mogok Valley Zone, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
Thumbnail, 2.3 x 1.7 x 1.9 cm
Ex. William (Bill) Larson

This is a beautiful, blocky, juicy red Ruby from the Mogok Valley with a mass of 17.3 grams. Outwardly this Ruby is stunning, and moderate backlighting reveals its translucent to gemmy interior that radiates its intense, fiery red-pink color. It also has a glassy, hexagonal exterior with a nice, flat pinacoid termination at the top and the bottom is a little more complex with a bit of an extension out the bottom that may be a parallel growth crystal. There is just a touch of white-gray Calcite and silvery brown Biotite locally at the base for a touch of contrast.

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