Miniature, 3.5 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm
Darra-i-Pech, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
A really stunning, displayable, steeply terminated crystal that has about the most intense color of all here, and also good gemminess to it in person. It is complete all around except for a very shallow cleave on the back edge and a slight continuation of that damage up to the back side of this steeply climbing termination. From the front, you cannot see that there is a ding in back, in other words, and it is very dramatic because of the combination of the steep pyramidal cap and the intensity of the color, like the best grape jelly.