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Ruby & Pyrope On Muscovite

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Ruby & Pyrope On Muscovite

Ex. Leo Jahaan Collection
Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Zazafotsy, Ihosy, Ihorombe, Madagascar
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 4.5 × 3.5 cm
Weight: 
130.00gr
Description

Here is a gorgeous combination specimen, featuring two bi-color rubies, along with abundant scatterings of ruby-red pyrope garnet (var. rhodolite) on both the front and rear, complemented by a very attractive and sparkling dark muscovite matrix.

The locality of Zazafotsy in Madagascar produces these fascinating bi-color rubies, which change from a reddish-pink to a rich violet color depending on the source of light (sun / artificial) and angle of viewing.

The main ruby on this specimen displays particularly interesting natural etching with lines and dots almost looking like a code of sorts, and a triangular growth pattern at the base (these features are all viewable with strong magnification as seen in the photos).

Corundum from this locality has also been labeled as sapphire since the violet color hints at a bluish tint, however most commonly these corundum specimens are classified as rubies.

Ex. Collection of Leo Jahaan

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Ruby

Variety Of: 

Corundum

Formula: 
Al2O3
Strunz: 
4.CB.05
Hardness: 
9.0
Formula: 
Al2O3
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
9.0
Colour: 
Red

Pyrope

Formula: 
Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Czech Republic

Muscovite

Formula: 
KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.EC.15
Hardness: 
2.5
Streak: 
White
Jahaan Minerals

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Please read the dimensions of the specimen, as the size of minerals in photos can be misleading.

To see the details shown in close-up macro photos, you may require a high quality magnifying glass or jeweler's loupe.

Care has been taken to accurately display the colors of the specimen. However, please be aware that computer monitors and phone screens each display colors slightly differently. Differences in light brightness and light source can also drastically alter the appearance of mineral colors. Therefore please be aware that while these photos are accurate and colors have not been enhanced, what you see on your screen may vary slightly from what you see in your hand, and may require specific lighting conditions (usually brighter is better).

Information regarding the specimen's found locality and mineral identification is believed to be correct, however due to the complexities of ID'ing minerals and tracking source locations in rare cases this data may be imprecise.

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