Dims: 5.0" x 3.4" x 1.8" (12.7 x 8.6 x 4.6 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 11.2 oz. (771 g)
Mount Ida, Arkansas, U.S.A.
This rather large hand specimen represents one of the nicer individual Rock Crystal specimens that I have seen. It has no detectable human-induced damage. A small notch in the edge that forms the termination's tip (see the close-up image) looks obviously new, but on close examination, one can see that some partial healing has occurred before the crystal was mined. One of the prism edges is mostly gone due to the separation of a partially-intergrown crystal, and two prism faces show the presence of several smaller, partially-embedded crystals. However, the rest of the edges are well-defined and all of the other faces are quite clean, showing the standard vitreous luster. It is colorless, transparent, and quite clear, though veil-like inclusions and internal fractures increase towards the crystal's base. It stands upright on its own, and is quite impressive.