Dims: 0.6" x 0.4" x 0.4" (1.5 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 13.60 ct
Tajakistan/Russia border area
Though small, this Helodor specimen has excellent crystal form, little damage, and gem-quality yellow color and clarity. It has a hexagonal prismatic form with a complex domed termination that is truncated by a basal face; the edges are all well-defined, and most of the faces are clean, showing a vitreous luster, though a few termination faces show a dull, waxy luster. There are only a few tiny inclusions to mar the crystal's clarity- these appear to have a crystalline form, and one contains some unknown foreign matter. They are so small that it is difficult to determine any detail under 10x magnification- 50 or 100x would be best. It is one of the finest Heliodors that I have seen, and easily worthy of a gemstone.