Dims: 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.7" (3.0 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm)
Wt: 11 g
Ganesh, Hunza River, Hunza, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Two distinct Corundum crystals rest in the pegmatite matrix of this thumbnail specimen. The larger of the crystals has dimensions of 0.4 x 0.3 x 0.3" (1.1 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm) and is lightly damaged in one area, whereas the smaller one is less than half that size and in excellent condition. The smaller crystal is quite warped, as it is intergrown with the larger- the larger is lightly warped and incomplete, but still has a rather well-defined hexagonal form. Both have a red-violet coloration and a greasy luster, and both are translucent and cloudy, containing many internal fractures or cleavage planes. A single, small muscovite book is also intergrown with the larger Corundum crystal.