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Rare Sapphirine Crystal Sri Lanka


Product No.: os10-021



 
Rare Sapphirine Crystal Sri Lanka
Rare Sapphirine Crystal Sri Lanka
Rare Sapphirine Crystal Sri Lanka
Rare Sapphirine Crystal Sri Lanka
Rare Sapphirine Crystal Sri Lanka
Rare Sapphirine Crystal Sri Lanka
Rare Sapphirine Crystal Sri Lanka
Rare Sapphirine Crystal Sri Lanka
Rare Sapphirine Crystal Sri Lanka
Rare Sapphirine Crystal Sri Lanka

 

 

Mineral:
Sapphirine
Chemical Formula:
(Mg,Fe)4-xAl4+x [Al4+x Si2-x O18 ]O2
Size:
25,5 x 19,8 x 16,2 mm
Weight:
59,64 ct or 11,928 g
Transparence:
opaque - transparent
Quantity:
1
Origin:
Central Province (Hakurutale and Munwatte), Sri Lanka

This is a very red sapphirine crystal from Sri Lanka disclosing only one preserved but rounded crystal face. All of the other sites are fracture planes. nevertheless this mineral is rarely found in such size and some areas are still disclosing their transparent character.