TUC115-158
Phenakite
Thumbnail, 2.3 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm
Okuta-Didan Mine, Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria
SOLD

This 14 gram crystal is nearly complete all around, save only a conchoidal contact at the bottom. It is complexly crystallized, composed of multiple inturned faces that give the illusion of a colorless disco ball. It is a gemmy, internally near flawless stone that has substantial cutting value. Unusual for this find, it actually has an apparent and somewhat tapering termination. These are from unprecedented 2009-2010 finds that are just completely unique for the species. Joe Budd photos