New site of interest: The Corunduminium

Just found a very interesting site on the internet recently dealing with the mineral Corundum. Most of you will know that both ruby and sapphire are varieties of this mineral but the photos on this website are fascinating for their diversity of form and colour. Like most people, they do not mention the important NSW New England sapphire resource and only list the Queensland sapphire gemfield under the Australian localities of interest. However, our regular customers will know that Australian sapphire does not come from just one place – Aussie Sapphire has worked hard to let people know that Australia has a number of sapphire resources with some producing excellent quality gemstones.

The Corunduminium is well worth a visit for all those interested in minerals generally and in particular anyone interested in ruby and sapphire. The photos are fantastic and the information is very comprehensive. Check it out at

This website has made us realise that it would be a good idea to set up a photo gallery on the main Aussie Sapphire website – a place where we can put photos of interesting mineral specimens, excellent quality gemstones, photographs of the surrounding areas or anything at all. The photo above is a selection of dog tooth crystals showing interesting colour zoning – (larger image here).

This new section can be found in the Sapphire Facts section of our website under Photo Gallery. This is still in its infancy so only a few photos on there at the moment. Items in the Photos Gallery are not for sale – the photos are posted for your information and enjoyment only. Let us know what you might like to see and we will do our best to oblige.

cheers for now from Aussie Sapphire


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