Dims: 0.6 x 0.3 x 0.2" (1.5 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm)
Wt: 1.0 g
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
A single, warped Sapphire crystal comprises this small thumbnail specimen. Though it appears to be not quite complete, none of the damage that it has suffered is fresh or human-induced. Because of this damage, only part of one termination is present- the rest of the crystal, however, has a disjointed but easily definable hexagonal prismatic form, with well-defined edges and heavily stepped and striated but clean faces that possess the standard vitreous luster. It has a very pale "cornflower blue" coloration and is transparent and moderately clear, as it contains many tiny bubbles and other impurities. There is no host rock present.