Dims: 4.19x2.51x1.00" (10.65x6.38x2.55cm)
Wt: 6.30oz (178.3g)
Malagasy Republic, Madagascar
This is a supurb hand specimen of labradorite. One side of the specimen has been polished to a high gloss, while the reverse side shows the original crystal fracture surfaces (one can readily outline the individual labradorite crystals that are intergrown to comprise this specimen). The colors (blue, red, yellow, and some green) are unusually bright, and may be seen over a very wide range of angles. Of special note - these crystals are translucent, even transparent in the thinest sections - and I can definately see a millimeter or two into the specimen in some areas. Disclaimer: labradorite is one of my favorite minerals.