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Sapphire

Formula:
Al2O3
A variety of Corundum

Most commonly refers to a blue gem variety of Corundum, but other coloured varieties of Corundum are also described as Sapphire, except red Corundum, which is better known as Ruby.

Visit gemdat.org for gemological information about Sapphire.


Classification of Sapphire

Chemical Properties of Sapphire

Formula:
Al2O3
Elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Sapphire

Name in Other Languages:
Arabic:Jacut
Basque:Zafiro
Bulgarian:Сапфир
Czech:Safír
Danish:Safir
Dutch:Saffier
Esperanto:Safiro
Estonian:Safiir
Finnish:Safiiri
French:Saphir
Hebrew:ספיר
Indonesian:Safir
Italian:Zaffiro
Latin:Sapphirus
Latvian:Safīrs
Lithuanian:Safyras
Norwegian (Bokmål):Safir
Polish:Szafir
Portuguese:Safira
Romanian:Safir
Russian:Сапфир
Simplified Chinese:蓝宝石
Slovak:Zafír
Slovenian:Safir
Swedish:Safir
Turkish:Safir
Ukrainian:Сапфір
Vietnamese:Xa-phia

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Internet Links for Sapphire

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Specimens:
The following Sapphire specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Sapphire

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
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