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A strong pronounced 6 point star can be seen at any angle on this super specimen of a star sapphire from Burma. Nice strong legs and a light gray blue color

Some FYI on Sapphire mining in Myanmar (Burma)

Sapphire mining is centered in the Mogok Valley in Burma .Mining is a mix of mechanized and primitive techniques.  Gems can be extracted from pits in alluvial fields, open trenches in hillsides, excavations of limestone caves, and tunnels in host rock. Sapphires are found in quantity in only a few localities in the region, but they can be enormous – cut gems of over 100 carats have been known to have been found.

 

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