Dims: 0.8 x 0.4 x 0.3" (2.0 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm)
Wt: 2 g
Carnaiba Mine, Pindobassu, Bahia, Brazil
Two partial Alexandrite crystals make up the bulk of this small thumbnail piece. These crystals are generally in good condition; though both show considerable damage and are incomplete, said damage occurred prior to mining. The larger of these has dimensions of 0.6 x 0.4 x 0.1" (1.5 x 1.0 x 0.3 cm), and the smaller one does not exceed 0.1" (4 mm) along any axis. The larger one shows very good, though incomplete orthorhombic form, but the smaller one is probably less than 30% complete. Both are black, showing faint green highlights when viewed under a fluorescent light. Both are opaque, needless to say, and both show a dull pearly to waxy luster. A small amount of mica schist matrix is present, and the piece is affixed inside the included thumbnail box.