Ruby #1 Raw Thumbnail Specimen (John Saul Mine, Kenya)
*This is a very small miniature, known as a thumbnail specimen. Please examine scale photo and consider dimensions carefully.* Thumbnail specimens are mounted in small display boxes known as perky boxes, and contain locality information. They are designed so that they are ready for display, or may be unmounted for any use including jewelry supply. An ideal and efficient tiny treasure, for any collection!
Mineral Name: Ruby (Corundum var. Ruby)
Locality: John Saul Mine (Rockland Mine), Tsavo West, Taita-Taveta County, Kenya.
Dimensions: 0.62" x 0.42" (16mm x 11mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: Ruby is the red variety of corundum--all other corundum varieties are technically sapphires. One of the most common crystal habits for corundum is bipyramidal (scalenohedral--terminations on each end). This crystal is rough and solid, with a deep pink-red shade and red fluorescence under ultraviolet light. Points are in varying levels of perfection. Though it is not faceable, this solid rough ruby is a unique specimen from a less common locality.
Healing Keywords: Ruby is associated with fidelity, strength, courage, and vitality.
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