Dims: 0.9 x 0.4 x 0.3" (2.3 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm)
Wt: 2 g
Carnaiba Mine, Pindobassu, Bahia, Brazil
This thumbnail piece consists of a single Alexandrite v-twin that extends from a small schist base. The twin is in good condition, as though there is a large spot of damage on the crystal, it is old and does not severely affect the shape. Its orthorhombic form is very good- though the crystal looks like a single one on one side, one can see obvious twinning effects on the other side. It is essentially black in coloration, and under fluorescent light only a few faint green highlights are visible. A plastic thumbnail box is included.