Dims: 3.9 x 3.8 x 1.9" (9.9 x 9.7 x 4.8 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 3.3 oz. (548 g)
Malagasy Republic, Madagascar
This moderate hand specimen consists of another rough, amorphous chunk of semicrystalline Labradorite. The material shows some cleavage tendencies, but no definite crystalline form is discernable. It has the standard moderate gray-brown coloration and a rather dull pearly-to-waxy luster. When viewed from certain angles, flashes of colorful iridescence are visible; the most common color is blue, but there is also green, yellow, and even pale orange coloration present. Under bright light or sunlight, the Labradorite shows definite translucence along its corners and edges, but the bulk of it is opaque. There is no host rock present, of course.