Dims: 1.1" x 0.8" x 0.5"(2.8 x 2.0 x 1.3 cm)
Wt: 10.5 g
Kunar Valley, Afghanistan
Although this particular Hiddenite crystal is quite small, it has several traits that make it exceptional. It appears to consist of 3 monocinic prismatic crystals that have intergrown to form a parallel association of sorts, but I will refer to it as a single entity. This "crystal" has excellent form, with well-defined edges and clean faces, and shows no human-induced damage. It appears as if the crystal had been broken off during its formation, and the break was subsequently partially healed. All of the prism faces show parallel striations that run their lengths, and the largest termination shows many small, triangular growth patterns. The crystal has a moderately pale green coloration with a tinge of blue, but is deeper in color for its size than any other that I have seen. It has a luster that ranges from vitreous to waxy depending on the face that is viewed, and is transparent and quite clear, though there are several internal fractures that run the crystal's length. It just fits inside a small, domed thimble box, and displays very well. It is one of the nicest specimens of this material that I have seen.