Thumbnail, 1.3 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm
Winza, Mpwapwa district, Dodoma region, Tanzania

This is a rather equant, glassy and gemmy, rose to cherry red, doubly terminated, ruby crystal. The color is very close to the pigeon's blood red, found in rubies. Only contacted at the bottom. This is a SUPERB loose ruby crystal of really quite good luster and form compared to rubies from any other locality. For this particular deposit, it is more pure red, and more gemmy, than most crystals of this size. It should have a considerable gem rough value within. 25 carats. photos do NOT do this crystal justice!