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      The island of Madagascar is not a continent, but it has a corundum distribution that is as rich and diverse as just about any other land mass on the planet.  Here are a few examples from the collection.  The first two are huge and very rare.  Could the "Star of India" actually be Madagascan? (See last photo in the third row below)  


55-pound river cobble

Interesting zonation, some gemmy

Terminal face

Yours truly holding it





47-1/2 pound crystal (From Andilamena?)



ex coll. ... ex coll. ... Star cab and rough
  Tranomaro crystal  
  This crystal is one of my favorites,  It is dubly terminated and has spectacular vicinal forms (far more detailed than these pictures show), even on the smaller interpenetrant twins.