Ruby from Jegdalek, Afghanistan

Ruby in marble matrix from Jegdalek, Afghanistan

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Ruby crystals in white marble and nice cut gemstones.

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Hunza valley rubies and sapphires

Cabochon and faceted rubies and pink sapphire from Hunza Valley, Pakistan

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Small source of rubies and pink sapphires from primary deposit in the Himalayan moutains.

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Rubies from near Murghab, Tajikistan

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Ruby mines near Murghab in eastern Tajikistan.  

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Luc Yen, Vietnam

Spinels from the Luc Yen area, Vietnam

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Marble deposit producing spinel, rubies, and pink sapphire in northern Vietnam. Especially the vivid blue cobalt-spinels are highly appreciated in the gem trade.  

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Mong Hsu, Burma

Rough rubies from Mong Hsu, Burma

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Important source of (treatable) rubies.

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Mogok gemstone tract, Burma

Fancy sapphire series from Mogok, Burma

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Mogok is a classical source of rubies of finest quality (pigeon blood ruby). Also famous for sapphire, spinel, peridot and other gemstones.

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Elahera, Sri Lanka

Blue sapphire from Sri Lanka

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Alluvial deposits where chrysoberyl, spinel, ruby, sapphire, zircon are found around Elahera in central Sri Lanka.  

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Mahenge, Tanzania

Spinel from Mahenge, Tanzania

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Good coloured rubies and spinels from secondary deposits around the town of Mahenge in Tanzania.  

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Morogoro, Tanzania

Morogoro spinel Tanzania

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Deposits in Tanzania that produces mostly pinkish red rubies and spinel. Near the town of Morogoro, by the eastern slopes of the Uluguru mountain-range.

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Longido, Tanzania

Ruby in green zoisite matrix from Longido, Tanzania

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Ruby found inzoisite matrix, used as ornamental material mostly.  

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