The Zoutspansburg Range in The Republic of South Africa is a classic locality known for large, often euhedral crystals of brown corundum, including one thought to be the largest sapphire crystal ever found.  It weighs about 355 punnds, and it can be seen in a museum in Pertoria.   The two to the right are in our collection.  The smaller, pencil-like hex prism is an outstanding doubly terminated crystal.

  Ruby in sillimanite has been found in Leydsdorp. Transvaal.  This was obtained from the collection of New Jersey collector Joe Cilen.

     The dark brown flowerlike twinned crystal and the large green one are unusual.  Both are from Transvaal.