Dims: 1.7" x 0.6" x 0.4" (4.3 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 12.8 g
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Though not quite complete, this particular Spodumene specimen shows very good form. It occurs as a monoclinic prism that has a nearly perfectly rectangular cross-section and is topped with a domed termination that seems to be almost stepped when viewed from certain angles. It shows considerable damage, but this is not human-induced and was partially healed before its harvest. It has a very pale pink color that is only evident when looking down at its termination. The crystal's prism faces have a vitreous-to-pearly luster and are striated along their lengths, whereas its termination faces show an almost satiny luster due to microscopic growth patterns that cover it. It is transparent and shows very good clarity, although several internal fractures are visible. I have affixed it inside a domed thimble box for display purposes.