Dims: 0.3" x 0.2" x 0.2"(0.8 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm)
Wt: 0.3 g
Violet Claim, Wah Wah Mts., Beaver Co., Utah, U.S.A.
A single Red Beryl crystal constitutes this specimen. It shows a rather large, sloping breakage plane at its base, where it was separated from its place of formation. The hexagonal prismatic crystal shows a complete basal termination, though, and very good form, with clean faces and edges. It has a deep red color with a hint of violet that fades towards the termination, and a vitreous luster. It is transparent and has many veil-like inclusions clustered in the center of its cross-section, stretching along its prism length. These inclusions cloud the center of the crystal, though the material just inside its circumference is quite clear. I have mounted it in a domed plastic thimble box for display.