Pyrochlore (1 Kilo Crystal!)
Cabinet, 14.0 x 8.0 x 5.0 cm
Tatarskii Massif, Tatarka Range, Krasnoyarsk Kray; Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Ex. Robert Nowakowski
This huge 1-kilo crystal is the largest of the species that I know of, in such good form. It is in fact a slightly distorted octohedron, really quite more obvious in person as it is very 3-dimensional. It is NEARLY complete all around, with a few relatively insignificant contacts and dimples that do not detract much form the sheer impact of the size or of the symmetry. ex Gerald C Herfurth Collection #2810, Herb Obodda, Robert Nowakowski Collection #RN77. Mass is 1023 grams