Dims: 1.3" x 0.7" x 0.5" (3.3 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm)
Wt: 11.0 g
Minas Gerais, Brazil
One of the more unusually-formed Spodumene crystals that I have seen, this particular specimen has two terminations, one of which appears to have formed through partial healing of a break on one end of the prismatic crystal. It has excellent monoclinic form, though there is an abnormality present, and shows no signs of human-induced damage. It is colorless, though it appears to have a very faint yellowish tinge, and has a vitreous luster. The crystal is transparent and quite clear, though heavy striations on its surface make its clarity difficult to determine. The abnormality that this crystal shows consists of a large hollow that extends about 0.5" (1.3 cm) down into what I believe is the original termination. It is open on one side, and so is not like a "tunnel". It is an intriguing little piece that I have placed in a domed thimble box for display.