Dims: 11.7 x 7.8 x 1.4" (29.7 x 19.8 x 3.6 cm)
Wt: 5.5 lbs. (2.5 kg)
This decorator specimen consists of a large partly-polished slab of "Spectrolite" a commercial name given to Labradorite that comes from Finland. Though one broad face is polished and two others are ground flat, most of the surfaces are rough and uneven, showing a dull pearly-to-waxy luster. The material is specular in nature and contains tightly packed crystals that are visible through the polished surface. All have a dark gray-black coloration until they are viewed from certain angles. When these angles are reached, they show a beautiful, colorful iridescence. As is expected from Labradorite from this locality, much of the iridescence has a red or yellow coloration that is not common in material from other areas of the world. There is one large crystal in particular wherein the iridescence is particularly visible. If the reverse of the piece were polished, the color would likely be visible there, too. The piece can stand alone on one of its thinner cut faces, but is not very stable.