Dims: 1.9 x 1.5 x 1.3" (4.7 x 3.9 x 3.3 cm)
Wt: 1.6 oz. (44 g)
Herkimer County, New York, U.S.A.
Six intersecting Herkimer Diamond Quartz crystals form this loose cluster. These crystals reach dimensions of 1.4 x 1.1 x 1.0" (3.6 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm) and are generally in excellent condition, showing almost no damage. All have excellent doubly-terminated hexagonal form and are colorless and transparent. Their luster is vitreous and bright, and they are moderately to very clear, containing internal flaws and inclusions. An inclusion in one of the smaller crystals is particularly interesting- it is a two-phase inclusion in the form of some black solid material that moves within a pocket inside the crystal. Its movement suggests that the pocket is filled with a gas instead of a liquid.