ColorWright Home    Beads    Books    Fossils    Cabbing & Carving Rough    Cabochons    Faceting Accessories    Faceting Rough    Jewelry & Pendants    Lapidary Machines    Meteorites    Rock Saws    Shungite    Slabs    Spheres & Polished Stones    Tumblers    Turquoise Rough    Gift Ideas   
 ORDER    Great Slabs Catalog Index    Whats New Email Lists    Return Policy    Testimonials    Contact Us
Assortments     Agates    Alunite    Angelite    Aventurine    Calcite    Cacoxenite    Charoite    Chrysocolla    Clam Chowder Stone    Coprolite    Crinoid Marble    Dalmatian Stone    Dinosaur Bone    Dolomite    Fossil Coral    Fossil Stone    Goldstone    Hypersthene    Indian Paint Rock    Jade    Jaspers    Lapis Lazuli    Lepidolite    Montana Bark    Mookaite    Nunderite    Obsidians    Petrified Wood    Pietersite    Pink Elephant Stone    Pink Lace Rosetta Stone    Printstone    Psilomelane    Quartz    Rhodochrosite    Rhodonite    Rhyolites    Ruby in Fuchsite    Ruby in Zoisite    Ruby with Hornblende    Selected Materials    Seraphinite    Serpentine    Sodalite    Thulite     Tiffany Stone    Tiger Eye    Tiger Iron    Turquoise    Unakite    Variscite   

Ruby with Hornblende Slabs
This striking material has a sparkling black background with great contrasting ruby. It makes for unusual and beautiful stones. Because of the fragile nature of the hornblende, be careful when sawing and grinding Ruby with Hornblende. To get the best results use the same techniques normally used to grind and polish ruby (corundum). This entails using loose diamond for all grinding and polishing finer than 360 grit.

This material must be polished with diamond, but the hornblende may take a better polish if quickly hit with Zam (green rouge).

Ruby (red corundum) has a MOHs hardness of 9.


Example of Ruby with Hornblende Cabochon

 Item number: Slab813R - Ruby with Hornblende Slabs - $19.50
Locality: Tanzania

Three slab parcel measures approximately
2 at 1/4" thick
1 at 7/32" thick.

Ruler is in inches.


 Item number: Slab814R - Ruby with Hornblende Slabs - $19.50
Locality: Tanzania

Four slab parcel measures approximately
2 at 7/32" thick
1 at 7/32 to 1/4" thick and
1 at 1/4" thick.

Ruler is in inches.


 Item number: Slab815R - Ruby with Hornblende Slabs - $19.50
Locality: Tanzania

Three slab parcel measures approximately
3 at 7/32" thick.

Ruler is in inches.


 Item number: Slab816R - Ruby with Hornblende Slabs - $19.50
Locality: Tanzania

Four slab parcel measures approximately
4 at 7/32" thick.

Ruler is in inches.


 Item number: Slab828R - Ruby with Hornblende Slabs - $19.50
Locality: Tanzania

Four slab parcel measures approximately
2 at 7/32" thick,
1 at 7/32 to 1/4" thick and
1 at 1/4" thick.

Ruler is in inches.


 Item number: Slab830R - Ruby with Hornblende Slabs - $19.50
Locality: Tanzania

Five slab parcel measures approximately
2 at 7/32" thick,
1 at 7/32 to 1/4" thick and
2 at 3/16" thick.

Ruler is in inches.


 Item number: Slab831R - Ruby with Hornblende Slabs - $19.50
Locality: Tanzania

Four slab parcel measures approximately
1 at 7/32 to 3/16" thick and
3 at 7/32" thick.

Ruler is in inches.


 Item number: Slab832R - Ruby with Hornblende Slabs - $19.50
Locality: Tanzania

Three slab parcel measures approximately
1 at 7/32" thick
1 at 1/4" thick and
1 at 3/16" thick.

Ruler is in inches.


We also have CABOCHONS of this material.

Assortments     Agates    Alunite    Angelite    Aventurine    Calcite    Cacoxenite    Charoite    Chrysocolla    Clam Chowder Stone    Coprolite    Crinoid Marble    Dalmatian Stone    Dinosaur Bone    Dolomite    Fossil Coral    Fossil Stone    Goldstone    Hypersthene    Indian Paint Rock    Jade    Jaspers    Lapis Lazuli    Lepidolite    Montana Bark    Mookaite    Nunderite    Obsidians    Petrified Wood    Pietersite    Pink Elephant Stone    Pink Lace Rosetta Stone    Printstone    Psilomelane    Quartz    Rhodochrosite    Rhodonite    Rhyolites    Ruby in Fuchsite    Ruby in Zoisite    Ruby with Hornblende    Selected Materials    Seraphinite    Serpentine    Sodalite    Thulite     Tiffany Stone    Tiger Eye    Tiger Iron    Turquoise    Unakite    Variscite   
 ORDER    Great Slabs Catalog Index    Whats New Email Lists    Return Policy    Testimonials    Contact Us

Copyright by ColorWright - All Rights Reserved. Our Privacy Policy. Toll Free Order Line FOR ORDERS ONLY (877) 548-1439 or Email Us
OPAL Server