Dims: 3.0" x 1.6" x 0.2" (7.6 x 4.1 x 0.5 cm)
Wt: 24.6 g
Murmansk Massif, Siberia, Russia
This Charoite specimen consists of a partially cut and polished slab. One of the two main, opposing faces is polished to a high gloss, and the other has been sanded smooth but not polished. Two other straight edges have been cut into the narrow slab- these are also sanded but not polished. The rest of the surfaces show the natural, uneven texture of broken rock. The material has a moderate lavender-violet coloration and shows patterns which suggest a compact, fibrous habit. A small portion of the slab has been broken but is not completely separated from the majority of the material (likely due to its fibrous nature). There is a small amount of a golden-colored material present with the Charoite. I would guess that it is either tinaksite or fedorite (likely fedorite). Besides this material, there is no attached host rock.