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Ruby In Actinolite

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Ruby In Actinolite

Former collection Kasper (CH) & Christian Mavris
Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Traversagna Valley, Roveredo, Mesolcina Valley, Grisons, Switzerland
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.1 × 7.8 × 1.9 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.70cm
Weight: 
121.00gr
Description

Small cabinet specimen of wine-red ruby crystals in actinolite matrix. Ruby features a saturated red color, which outstandingly contrasts with the surrounding green mineral. On the lustrous exposed surfaces, the specimens shows minor growth patterns.

Quite sought-after from this rare Swiss locality, this is dated back to the early 70s.

Former collection Kasper (CH).

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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

Actinolite

Formula: 
☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.DE.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic - Prismatic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Streak: 
White

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