Corundum var. Sapphire
Miniature, 4.3 x 3.2 x 2.1 cm
Inn-gaung-pyant mines, Kyatpyin, Kyatpyin (Central) Zone, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
Ex. William (Bill) Larson
We don't see many robust, doubly terminated crystals of Sapphire from anywhere! This one has added appeal due to the trio of three smaller Sapphires clustered on one side with a partial Chondrodite crystal. The large crystal is light blue-gray and mostly gemmy with abundant parallel striations perpendicular to its length that somewhat obscure looking into the crystal and gives it a satin to adamantine luster. Minor backlighting reveals how gemmy the crystal is from end to end. The small, 0.5 to 1 cm Sapphires comprising the trio are whitish to blue-gray and the incomplete Chondrodite is a brown-orange. there are a few dings on the big Sapphire largely to it being slightly waterworn but it's in excellent condition overall. 39.8 grams
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