Dims: 1.5 x 1.2 x 0.8" (3.9 x 3.0 x 2.1 cm)
Wt: 0.7 oz. (19 g)
Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
This small hand specimen consists of a single Heliodor crystal that is in excellent condition, showing almost no visible damage. This crystal has a highly modified hexagonal prismatic form that is so warped that it shows no evidence of a hexagonal outline. All surfaces show the standard vitreous luster. The Heliodor has the classic golden coloration and is transparent and moderately to very clear, showing cloudiness in one area. There is no host rock present.