Dims: 0.6 x 0.4 x 0.2" (1.6 x 1.1 x 0.4 cm)
Wt: 1 g
not yet determined
This small thumbnail specimen might possibly be a warped, damaged crystal, but is more likely a shard that has undergone some weathering. The piece shows considerable fresh damage along its edges, denoted by a vitreous luster, but the weathered areas are pearly. It has excellent violet color that deepens along two axes and fades to a pale beige along two other axes. It is transparent and very clear, containing only one or two internal fractures or inclusions. There is no host rock present, and it is affixed inside a plastic thumbnail box with a removable putty.