Dims: 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.6" (3.0 x 2.0 x 1.6 cm)
Wt: 0.4 oz. (119 g) w/ foam base
Hit-Ostrov, Karelia, Kola Peninsula, Russia
A single Corundum crystal extends from the syenite base of this thumbnail piece. This crystal has dimensions of 0.6" length x 0.3" width (1.4 x 0.6 cm) and is in excellent condition. Its hexagonal form is likewise excellent, though its disjointed termination suggests breakage and healing during formation. Its dull, red-violet color and greasy luster are common for such specimens from this locality, and its is dimly to moderately translucent. Like many syenites, the base appears to contain either many other, tiny Corundums or perhaps tiny garnets. The piece is hot-glued into a plastic thumbnail box.