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PHEN09-18
Phenakite
Miniature, 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.4 cm
Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
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At 100 grams in mass, this is my single largest specimen by far, and one of the 2 largest saved from the cutting mills that have any good form at all (to my knowledge of the find). The crystal is complete all around and shimmers with light reflecting off its complex faces. It has a few small dings, and a few contact depressions in back, where it grew against something else, but is technically complete all around (a floater) and in any case is the most robust and fine large crystal of this lot. The crystal itself is absolutely colorless, a pure colorlessness that adds to the gemminess of the specimen in person (and makes it extremely hard to photograph because light refracts off all the hundreds of facets and faces here, bouncing back and forth through the crystal and making the camera unable to capture its true clarity). At several inches tall, this is a major world-class phenakite specimen