Beryl (Var: Goshenite)
Caiana (Cayana), Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Miniature, 4.3 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm
A crystal of glass-clear gem goshenite (colorless beryl) that was naturally etched by corrosive solutions in the pocket, leaving this weird form. The crystal is so clear that it really does look like a shard of glass. Weighs 29 grams. Ex. Richard Hauck Collection.