Dims: 1.2 x 1.0 x 0.8" (3.0 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm)
Wt: 16 g w/ foam base
Malyshevo Mine, Ekaterinberg, middle Urals, Russia
A single Phenakite crystal rests in the dark, micaceous matrix of this thumbnail piece. The crystal has dimensions of 0.6 x 0.5 x 0.4" (1.5 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm) and is in very good condition, showing almost no damage. Its trigonal prismatic form is somewhat flattened along one axis, but is still well-defined. Its pale yellow color and pearly luster are common for the specie, and it is transparent and moderately clear. The piece is hot-glued to a foam base which fits into a plastic thumbnail box.