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Black Star of Queensland

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Black Star of Queensland, Star Sapphire
The 733-carat Black Star of Queensland
CategoryOxide mineral

The Black Star of Queensland is a large gem sapphire. It is the world's largest star sapphire. It is 733 carats (146.6 g). It was discovered in Queensland in the 1930s.[1] During the 1960s, the Black Star of Queensland was on display at the Smithsonian as part of an exhibition with the Hope Diamond.[2] It was also on display at the Royal Ontario Museum from 2 June to 2 December 2007.[2]

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  1. Yoo, Aileen (January 5, 2010). "Legendary sapphire, a family, Cher, lovers and a lawsuit". San Francisco Gate. Archived from the original on 2010-01-09. Retrieved 2010-01-07. The 733-carat Black Star of Queensland is at the center of an L.A. legal squabble that centers on allegations of deception, unkept promises and a lover's betrayal. ...
  2. 2.0 2.1 Black, Debra. "Sapphire to star at ROM". The Star. Retrieved 30 May 2012.