Dims:0.2 x 0.1 x 0.1" (5 x 3 x 3 mm)
Wt: 0.3 g
This tiny Tanzanite crystal is in good condition, showing some noticeable damage on 2 of its prism edges. It is otherwise intact, however, and has excellent orthorhombic form, with well-defined edges and clean faces. Its vitreous luster is standard for its species, and though it has been heat-treated, one can still see its pleochroic properties- it has a pale blue-violet color when viewed from some angles, and a slightly deeper, violet coloration when viewed from others. Apart from one noticeable internal fracture and a few other very tiny ones, it is transparent and very clear. There is no host rock present, of course.