Aliabad marbles, Aliabad, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

The best gem-quality ruby crystals were extracted from the Aliabad deposit in the lower zone of corundum mineralization.

Pink, violet and almost colourless sapphire is less common than ruby.

Ref: E.Ya. Kievlenko, Geology of gems, 2003, p. 55

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