Corundum Photos 
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
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Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu     copyright 2010-R.Weller 

 
common corundum crystals-1
Corundum is simply aluminum oxide.  The mineral corundum typically crystallizes
in the form of hexagonal prisms with flat ends.  The sides of these hexagonal prisms
are often very rough and ragged.  Only if the corundum is colorful and transparent
will it be classified as ruby or sapphire.

 

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