Dims: 4.2 x 3.8 x 0.8" (10.7 x 9.7 x 2.0 cm)
Wt: 9.29 oz. (263.5 g)
Inyo Mountains, Lone Pine, California, U.S.A.
Several pale blue Beryl crystals rest in the pegmatite host rock of this specimen. These crystals reach lengths of at least 1.2" (3 cm) and are in fair condition, as all appear to be damaged and missing their terminations. Most of the damage appears to have occurred prior to mining, however. All have excellent hexagonal prismatic form, with well-defined edges and clean faces where they are intact. They are only dimly translucent at best and possess a rather dull pearly luster. The pegmatite host in which they rest is made up of fine feldspar grains that are cemented together along with larger pieces of nearly crystalline quartz, and countless tiny books of biotite.