Dims: 0.4" x 0.4" x 0.4" (1.0 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 7.70 ct
Tajakistan/Russia border area
This small Heliodor crystal has exceptional clarity and good yellow coloration. It has the hexagonal prismatic form and complex, domed termination that is standard for this mineral, and has very well-defined edges and clean faces that show a vitreous luster. There is a small amount of conchoidal chipping near where the crystal was broken away from its host rock, but no other human-induced damage. Its color is a moderately pale yellow, and it is transparent and so clear that I cannot detect any inclusions whatsoever without magnification- I can't even see any through a standard jeweler's loupe! It would make an excellent specimen because of its crystal form, or could be cut into a nearly flawless gem.