03-19. Corundum #1.

Corundum is the mineral for week 12 of the 52 weeks tour of the Geometry of Nature.

The name corundum derives from the Sanskrit word kurundum or korund meaning “hard stone”. The corundum crystal structure is hexagonal and can look like bipyramidal hexagons and modified octahedrons.It is the hardest mineral found in nature after diamond and moissanite.

This mineral has been mined in many parts of the world for thousands of years in places like Burma, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, India, Afghanistan, and more recently in in Africa, in places like Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, among other.



Thanks for the input

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s