Beryl Var. Heliodor
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm
This is a classic, very gemmy, unusually sharp heliodor from the infrequent finds at this mine since the late 1980s. It has SUPERB COLOR and an unusually fine, sharp termination which set it off from the crowd. This crystal is SUPER GEMMY in a way hard for even these accurate photos to convey. The human eye sees through it with less refraction and bounceback of light than the camera, apparently. It is doubly-terminated, with the bottom being a bit crude but with the top termination having this unusual steeply tapered style that is very rare from this mine where so many are simply etched. 133 grams.Joe Budd Photos