Sakavalana mine, Ambatovita, Mandrosonoro area, Ambatofinandrahana District, Ampandramaika-Malakialina Pegmatite Field, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
Thumbnail, 1.6 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm
An interesting lilac-colored crystal that is definitely not nearly as red as most, but is rather a bit more lavender in hue. To me, this uniqueness is a plus and not a detraction. This is a complete crystal, perched against an albite shard which is in back of it and which you can see through the crystal because it is so transparent and gemmy. In fact, its one of the most downright transparent crystals I have had from this find (Note: Dr. Pezzotta tells me no new crystals have been found in over a year. All that came out have now hit the market and if you go to any show you will notice how few are left available.) 1.6 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm