Dims: 3.6" x 1.8" x 1.6" (9.1 x 4.6 x 4.1 cm)
Wt: 6.02 oz. (170.7 g)
Stewart Mine, Pala, California, U.S.A.
This piece represents a portion of a very large Morganite crysal's termination that probably broke off during its mining. The specimen shows a few incomplete secondary termination faces, a few tiny parts of 2 prism faces, and a small portion of the main, basal termination face. All of these faces are smooth and show a rather dull pearly-to-vitreous luster, except for the basal face, which is pockmarked with growth patterns and has a brighter, vitreous luster. Part of this specimen has been broken off and repaired, though this is visible only through very close examination. Most of its surface is uneven due to the heavy breakage. It has a pale pink color with a hint of orange and is transparent, though it is so heavily included and internally fractured that one cannot see completely through it at any point. There is a tiny piece of bi-colored elbaite intergrown at one edge.