Dims: 3.4" x 1.8" x 1.0"(8.6 x 4.6 x 2.5 cm)
Wt: 3.00 oz.(85.2 g)
Violet Claim, Wah Wah Mts., Beaver Co., Utah, U.S.A.
This specimen contains one of the finer Red Beryl crystals that I have seen, partially buried in a white host rock. Though it is small(estimated dimensions- 0.3"(0.8 cm) long and 0.2"(0.5 cm) in diameter), it is probably complete, with excellent hexagonal prismatic form and basal terminations on each end. Its color is a deep red with a hint of violet, its luster is vitreous, and it is definitely transparent, though many internal fractures destroy its clarity. There are many fragments of other crystals nearby, though none show any crystal form. A bit of careful work with a dental pick could free up a bit more of the complete crystal for viewing.