Dragon Minerals - December 4, 2021 Update

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34696: Corundum variety Ruby - $24
Cascade Canyon, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County, California
Small cabinet - 6.6 x 4.2 x 3.9 cm
132 grams
Specimen status: Available
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The matrix is generously peppered with opaque, purple-red corundum crystals (some complete; others not so much) to 7.5 mm. These corundums display deep red fluorescence under longwave UV. Although this material is often labeled as ruby, I prefer to avoid that term when the corundum isn't gemmy. Tiny patches of a deep green micaeous mineral - probably muscovite variety fuchsite - are also present. Several nice display angles not requiring external support are possible.

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