Dims: 0.6 x 0.2 x 0.1" (1.5 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm)
Wt: 0.7 g
This single Tanzanite crystal is in very good condition- though its termination appears to be damaged, this damage occurred prior to mining, and has undergone partial healing. It appears to be made up of 2 crystals that grew parallel to and into each other. One encountered a growth interruption and formed an incomplete termination just beneath the main termination. Its orthorhombic form is otherwise good, though, with well-defined edges and striated but clean faces. It appears to have been heat-treated, and shows a pale blue-violet color from some angles and a deeper, more violet coloration from others. The Tanzanite is transparent, but are only partly clear- most of its length is clouded by intense internal fracturing that holds a dark brown inclusion. There is no host rock present.