Dims: 1.2x0.9x0.7" (3.0x2.3x1.7cm)
Wt: 0.43 oz. (12.1g)
Zelatoya Veda, near Rangkul, East of Murgab, Tajikistan
This is a very nice crystal of heliodor perched on a crystal of albite. Both are partially covered by a layer of small white mica crystals (probably polylithionite). Both terminations of the heliodor crystal are clean and flat, showing the clarity of the crystal, which is marred by multiple internal fractures and a few small inclusions. There is another mineral present that I cannot identify - it is a light sky-blue color, rather dull and translucent, and shows no crystal form although is may have a fibrous habit.