Astro West Fine Minerals


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Jagdalek, Afghanistan

These gem mines of Afghanistan are some of the oldest in the world and the only known source of Ruby in Afghanistan: the Jegdalek region. The Jegdalek mines have been worked for more than 700 years and fine mineral specimens, such as this Ruby in marble matrix, are occasionally produced from the Jegdalek mines. The larger crystal shown here is approximately over 2 cm high, has great translucency, fine crystallization and a striking color pronounced by the contrast from the white Calcite marble. A rarity of a gem that carries the history of the world and mineralogy in its beauty.

Dimensions: L 2" × W 1.5" × H 1.75"

Weight: 69.6 grams

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