Dims: 8.0" x 6.2" x 3.0" (20.3 x 15.7 x 7.6 cm)
Wt: 3 lbs.,12.8 oz. (1.724 kg)
Labrador Peninsula, Canada
This cabinet-sized specimen consists of a large piece of massive Labradorite that is greenish-gray in color and has a pearly luster. It is rather nondescript and unimpressive until it is held at the correct angle. Then, brilliant blue, green and yellow colors radiate from the stone's surface, a product of light reflecting off of microscopic twinning planes. One could use such a stone as lapidary material, but it cleaves rather easily, so care should be excercised in cutting and polishing.