Dims: 2.9 x 2.4 x 1.5" (7.4 x 6.1 x 3.8 cm)
Wt: 8.83 oz. (250.4 g)
This small hand specimen consists of a partly-cut section of rough Ruby-zoisite. It consists of several Ruby crystals that are embedded in a green zoisite matrix. Every Ruby that is visible is damaged or broken, and shows no crystal form. All have a deep red coloration and possess a pearly luster. It is impossible to determine their clarity, though I am relatively certain that they are merely translucent, and possibly dimly so. The zoisite has a beautiful green coloration and contains many small black crystals of a mineral that I cannot identify. Besides this matrix, there is no host or base rock present.