Kovdor Iron Mine, Kovdor, Kola Peninsula, Russia (TYPE LOCALITY)
Thumbnail, 1.7 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm
This sharp, gemmy crystal is from the now-famous "blue pocket" where several of the larger crystals had a slight blue color to them, from the early 1990s as I recall. It is sharp, lustrous, and gemmy - and most people consider crystals from this pocket to be the best of species but for all that fame, its nice to also be attractive as well. Complete 360, this is a killer thumbnail notable for its form and luster. (TYPE LOCALITY)