Dims: 1.9x1.4x2.3" (4.9x3.5x5.9 cm)
Wt: 4.8 oz. (134.8g)
This hand specimen is a chunk of zoisite crystals with a dozen exposed rubies, one of which is very nice (front image). It is a flattened pink translucent crystal, measuring 13mm in width, with some damage around the edges and a good luster. All of the ruby crystals appear to be flat, generally no more than a single millimeter thick, even though the largest crystal measures 17mm in width. Most of the exposed ruby crystals are rather pale and on the reverse side, and some are only visible edge-on (see back image). This is a very nice specimen, between the contrasting colors and textures, and the large crystal of ruby and especially the large zoisite amphibolite crystals.