Winza, Mpwapwa district, Dodoma region, Tanzania
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 5.9 x 4.0 cm
A large piece: the matrix is composed primarily of massive corundum, and host to a few lustrous and translucent crystals, of lavender to rose red ruby/sapphire. The large crystal is doubly terminated and measures 3.0 cm across. There is a negative impression on the back of the main crystal where another ruby was once in contact but the display face presents nicely. This is a lot of color, and large crystals, in matrix, for the price compared to the asking prices on generally smaller crystals (many with facet rough which added value we have to pay as specimen collectors to keep them from being cut).