Dims: 0.8x0.8x1.0" (2.0x2.1x2.5 cm)
Wt: 0.5 oz. (13.2g)
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
This pleasing lavender vesuvianite specimen is comprised mostly of a single large crystal, growing on an intergrown crystalline mass, and with a few small crystals upon it. While the crystals are transparent, their many internal fractures give an overall translucent appearance. At first, I thought that both ends of the large crystal were broken, and I used a loupe to try to detect if it was fracture or cleavage, only to find that all of the "broken" surfaces are covered with hundreds of tiny vesuvianite crystals! The crystal appears to have fractured into its present size and healed - I did not detect any human induced damage.