Dims: 0.8" x 0.5" x 0.3" (2.0 x 1.3 x 0.8 cm)
Wt: 3.5 g
Tajakistan/Russia border area
I think that this particular specimen is my favorite out of our newest selection of Heliodors. It has excellent hexagonal prismatic form and shows almost no damage. Its edges are well-defined and its faces are clean and show a bright, vitreous luster. It has a few projections near its base that indicate smaller crystals which are mostly intergrown with the larger one. The crystal has a deep yellow coloration and is transparent and quite clear, although one large veil-like inclusion and several small internal fractures make it unsuitable for gemcutting. Nonetheless, it is a very beautiful specimen.