Dims:0.6x0.5x0.1" (1.5x1.3x0.3 cm)
Wt: 0.4oz. (12g)w/box
Carnaiba, Bahia, Brazil
This specimen consists of a tabular partial cyclic twin crystal of the mineral chrysoberyl. There is no matrix present on this specimen. As it does display dichroism in different types of lighting, it is thus an alexandrite. I call this a partial cyclic twin because there are only two crystals. A full cyclic twin would have six crystals. This specimen displays the twin plane very well, and there is no damage present. It is attached inside a small plastic "perky" box.