Kovdor Iron Mine, Kovdor, Kola Peninsula, Russia (TYPE LOCALITY)
Thumbnail, 1.4 x 1.4 x 0.6 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. You can see a hint of this color at the base. 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. Although a notable crystal for qualities of luster and gemminess, this sadly has a small ding on its termination, and thus is worth less than the piece above. (TYPE LOCALITY)