Dims: 5.6 x 4.6 x 1.9" (14.2 x 11.6 x 4.8 cm)
Wt: 2 lbs., 3.0 oz. (991 g)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Several incomplete Elbaite crystals rest in the crystalline smoky quartz base of this cabinet specimen. The Elbaites are in fair to poor condition as they are all incomplete and tend to show considerable breakage. However, one crystal is nearly complete and measures 2.5" (6.4 cm) long. This particular crystal has a very odd, almost bladed form that is much flatter than the standard trigonal prism. All have a deep blue color with a hint of green in some areas and are dimly transparent and contain many internal fractures. Their vitreous luster is slightly dull. The smoky quartz base is actually part of a very large crystal, of which two incomplete faces are present.