Dims: 3.1" x 1.2" x 0.3"(7.9 x 3.0 x 0.8 cm)
Wt: 26.4 g
Murun, Siberia, Russia
Named after its only locality along the Chary River in Russia, this Charoite specimen is not necessarily the choice for a mineral collector looking for crystal form; after all, Charoite doesn't ever occur in individual crystals. Besides, this specimen is polished on one side. However, it does make for a lovely specimen for someone that wants a piece to "round out" their collection, and it's perfect for a pocket stone or "worry" stone. Its polished face enables one to see the violet-to-lavender swirling beauty of its fibrous, interlocking crystals- a budding lapidarist can shape this stone into one or more flat cabochons to be wire-wrapped or set. Someone without that skill can do a simple wrapping job with a leather cord to make a rustic necklace that can be employed for its metaphysical healing properties. This makes for a very versatile piece!