Dims: 3.2 x 2.4 x 1.8" (8.1 x 6.1 x 4.6 cm)
Wt: 9.93 oz. (281.4 g)
Jagdalek, Sarobi, Kapica, Afghanistan
Of the 5 discernable Ruby crystals that are visible on this specimen, only 2 are complete and undamaged- the others are broken and incomplete. These two intact crystals are in excellent condition, however. The larger of the two has visible dimensions of 0.5 x 0.4 x 0.2" (1.3 x 1.0 x 0.5 cm), whereas the smaller measures 0.2 x 0.1 x 0.1" (5 x 3 x 2 mm). Both have rather warped but good hexagonal prismatic form, with well-defined edges and clean faces that possess a slightly dull vitreous luster. Their color is a bright red that borders on a deep pink, and though the larger crystal appears to be completely cloudy, the smaller one has dim but noticeable transparence. The largest of the incomplete crystals (and the second largest overall) appears to be partly healed. They are accompanied by several tiny, misshapen "books" of muscovite that are also embedded in the white albite host rock.