View of a synthetic boule of ruby

View of a synthetic boule of ruby

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Caption: The synthetic boule of ruby which is a variety of the mineral corundum. It is mostly made of aluminium oxide and the red tint is given by a small amount of chromium oxide. Ruby is produced artificially for use in high strength, heat resistant composite materials. Corundum is found as an accessory mineral in the crystalline rocks such as crystalline limestones and dolomites as well as in the igneous rock types granite and syenite.

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Keywords: aluminium oxide, chemical, chemistry, compound, compounds, corundum, corundum ruby, materials, ruby, synthetic, synthetic material

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