Dims: 1.4" x 0.6" x 0.5"(3.6 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm)
Wt: 11.8 g
Kunar Valley, Afghanistan
A single crystal of pale Hiddenite constitutes this Afghani specimen. It occurs as a monoclinic prismatic crystal with a domed termination that is made up of 3 angled faces. It shows moderate damage and has very good form, with well-defined edges and smooth faces that show a luster ranging from nearly matte to pearly. The crystal has a very pale green coloration that shows a hint of blue. Its prism faces are heavily striated and one of its termination faces shows a growth-related pattern. These striations interfere with one's view into the crystal, which is transparent and quite clear, though several internal fractures are visible. Even with its damage, the form of this specimen is excellent.