Dims: 2.2" x 1.7" x 1.1"(5.6 x 4.3 x 2.8 cm)
Wt: 2.53 oz.(71.6 g)
Cayana, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Even though I have seen very few Goshenites in my time, I doubt I'll see another one like this! It has crystal form, but it is the most warped and complex crystal form that I think I have ever seen in any mineral. There are a few edges along one side of the specimen that denote some type of a hexagonal tendency, but nothing approaching the standard hexagonal prismatic form. The piece is covered with hundreds of small indentations in the shape of inverted hexagonal pyramids, as if the goshenite were "poured" as a liquid onto a tight quartz cluster, and then removed after it hardened. These indentations cover both of the main faces of the specimen. There are two areas of noticeable damage on the piece, both of which display small impact scars and adjacent, conchoidal fracturing. The specimen is coloress, of course, has a vitreous luster, and is transparent and quite clear, although the complexity of its form makes this difficult to determine. I like odd specimens, and I really like this one!