Dims: 9.2 x 7.3 x 3.1" (23.4 x 18.5 x 7.9 cm)
Wt: 6.3 lbs. (2.8 kg)
This large specimen consists of a large chunk of the variety of Labradorite that is known as Spectrolite, which is found mostly in Finland and other Scandinavian countries. The piece has a large, flat face cut into it which has been polished to a high sheen so that one can more easily see the characteristic iridescence of this material. The unpolished surfaces are very rough and uneven, as the material is basically made up of heavily warped and compacted "crystals" of Labradorite. One can catch glimpses of color off of some of the smaller faces, but a large flash of coloration from a single large crystal is easily visible on the polished face. As is common for Spectrolite, the material's iridescence shows much more red and yellow coloration than does the material that comes from Labrador, in Canada. This large crystal is not more than 1.5" (4 cm) thick, and its reverse, though not cut or polished, is rather flat. One can see glimpses of iridescence on this reverse side in bright light, if it is viewed at the proper angle.