Dims: 1.6 x 1.4 x 0.7" (4.1 vx 3.6 x 1.8 cm)
Wt: 1.0 oz. (29.7 g)
Yunnan Province, China
The quartz- and mica-laden matrix of this thumbnail specimen contains at least 2 hexagonal prismatic Emerald crystals. These crystals, however, are so heavily intergrown that I will refer to them as a single unit. The "crystal" that they constitute has visible dimensions of 1.1 x 0.3" (2.8 x 0.8 cm), and is in good condition, as it shows some noticeable damage. Its hexagonal prismatic form is very good given its intergrowth, as it shows well-defined edges and clean faces that possess a luster that ranges from pearly to vitreous depending on the prism or termination face that is viewed. Though rather even and flat, the crystal's base has been broken off, but 2 of its three terminaitions are intact. The crystal's color is a moderately pale emerald-green- this pale coloration is likely caused by the intense internal fracturing and presence of cloudy inclusions in the crystal, which is translucent.