A lovely rough chunk deep coloured Crystal surrounded by sparkling green like Ruby Zoisite. A classic mineral combo from this part of the world. Packs a punch with its etheric properties too. This combination of minerals is also known as Anyolite. Violet coloured Zoisite is known as Tanzanite. Both are members of the Epidote group. Ruby is the red or pink version of Corundum, blue and other colours are known as Sapphire.
This just looks absolutely stunning under a Long Wave Fluorescent light.
Umba Valley, Tanzania.
6.7cm x 3.8cm x 2.6cm, 94g.
Ruby is the red variety of corundum, the second hardest natural mineral known to mankind. Non red variety of corundum is Sapphire. Sapphires are well known among the general public as being blue but can be nearly any color. The red color in ruby is caused by trace amounts of the element chromium. The best shade of red for ruby is often given the name pigeon blood red. Ruby can be any shade of red up to almost pink.