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PostPosted: Oct 19, 2019 14:59    Post subject: New Sapphire Corundum deposit found in BC Canada  

Hello, my name is Herb Hyder and I have been prospecting for gemstones in BC Canada for over 20 years now. In the spring of 2019 I was prospecting near Revelstoke, BC Canada when I found a new sapphire deposit. The sapphires formed in nepheline syenite and then into a pegmatite. Some of the corundum crystals reached a very large size. Most of the crystals had color zone patterns and trapiche. I also found large well-formed garnets at the same site and nearby. I have also found iolite and sillmanite - you can read more about it in the September issue of Rock and Gem magazine. I will continue to search for new gemstone deposits in BC in the spring.


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 Mineral: Corundum
 Locality:
Bluejay claim, Revelstoke, Regional District Columbia-Shuswap, British Columbia, Canada
 Dimensions: 10 cm by 1 cm
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 Mineral: Corundum
 Locality:
Bluejay claim, Revelstoke, Regional District Columbia-Shuswap, British Columbia, Canada
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 Mineral: Garnet
 Locality:
Bluejay claim, Revelstoke, Regional District Columbia-Shuswap, British Columbia, Canada
 Dimensions: 10 cm by 1 cm
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garnet found from bluejay claim
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PostPosted: Oct 19, 2019 15:02    Post subject: Re: New Sapphire Corundum deposit found in BC Canada  

a few more pictures


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PostPosted: Oct 21, 2019 04:35    Post subject: Re: New Sapphire Corundum deposit found in BC Canada  

Hello Herb and welcome to the community!

Great to see such field trip reports, you found some really nice specimens! Please more :-)

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PostPosted: Nov 30, 2019 00:45    Post subject: Re: New Sapphire Corundum deposit found in BC Canada  

picture of a slice of corundum from bluejay claim arrow lakes Revelstoke BC Canada


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 Mineral: Corundum
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PostPosted: Nov 30, 2019 07:06    Post subject: Re: New Sapphire Corundum deposit found in BC Canada  

These are very cool corundums and garnets Herb. I look forward to reading the Rock and Gem article.
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