Dims: 0.9x0.7x0.4: (2.2x1.7x1.1cm)
Wt: 21.9 ct. (4.38g)
Muzo Mine, Columbia
This specimen has over a dozen small but good emerald crystals growing from a bit of quartz, and with a few specs of pyrite for contrast. The emerald is a light green, and the crystals would be gem quality but there are numerous internal fractures, and the color is too light to be cut into small gemstones. While most of the crystals are damaged, a few show excellent hexagonal crystal form, with characteristic flat terminations. As these crystals are transparent (although obscured by the many internal fractures), this makes a nice example of emerald, as most specimens near this price are opaque.