Dims: 1.86x0.98x0.85" (4.72x2.49x2.15cm)
Wt: 0.98oz (27.6g)
Murzinka, Ural Mountains, Russia
This natural citrine crystal is a very pale yellow, transparent specimen. Half of the termination faces are smooth, while the other half (and all of the sides) have varying degrees of pitting which roughens the surface texture, dulling the luster. There are numerous tiny colorless quartz crystals on the base and predominantly on the lower half of one side of the specimen. A loupe reveals that the crystal faces of the citrine are host to hundreds of extremely tiny quartz (or possibly citrine) crystals, plus some other minerals.