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Ruby & Zoisite

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Ruby & Zoisite

Fluorescent

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Description
Locality: 
Longido District, Arusha Region, Tanzania (United Republic)
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Museum (18cm plus)
Size: 
31.9 × 11.7 × 0.8 cm
Weight: 
531.00gr
Description

Very big thin slice of bluish green zoisite with pigeon-blood red ruby crystals. Little blue spots surely kyanite.

Te ruby crystals show very strong fluorescence under longwave UV light.

Screen colors might differ a little bit from nature.

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

Zoisite

Formula: 
{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BG.10
Hardness: 
6.0 - 7.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Prickler Halt, Ladinger Spitze - Speikkogel area, Saualpe, Carinthia, Austria