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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Rocks and Minerals ➔ Sapphire

Identifier:
2019.1.1879
Description:
Sapphire is a variety of corundum and is often blue in color. It is a precious gemstone and is the birthstone for September. This specimen was found in Kandy, Sri Lanka and was collected by George L. English and Company. 

Formula: Al2O3
Date:
1893 – 1898
Source:
Museum Collection
Maker/Donor
George L. English & Company
George L. English and Company was a mineral business founded by George L. English in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1887 with partner Edwin C. Atkinson. In 1890 his business expanded to New York City and in 1905 the entire business and stock was bought by Ward's Natural Science Establishment. 
Related Place
Kandy
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