Dims: 1.0 x 0.4 x 0.2" (2.4 x 1.1 x 0.6 cm)
Wt: 3 g
unknown (likely Tajikistan/Russia border area)
This interesting Heliodor thumbnail appears to consist of 2 crystals, one of which formed partly around the other. The piece is in good condition- the only noticeable damage is evident where the piece was broken from its base- and though they are intergrown, both crystals have good hexagonal prismatic form. Their golden-yellow color and vitreous luster are standard for the variety and specie. They are transparent and moderately clear, containing inclusions of a dark and spiky mineral that I cannot identify. The piece is affixed inside a standard thumbnail box with an adhesive putty.