- Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
- Miniature, 3.5 x 3.0 x 2.2 cm
A fat, complex crystal massing 37 grams, and like many other here, just mesmerizing in its complexity and clarity. Complete all around except for the bottom face, it is like a faceted garnet in appearance, more than any sort of phenakite I have seen previously. A few small dings lurk in the complexity of natural faces, hence the lower price than it would otherwise command...but this is trivial to some collectors, and honestly hard to spot, so its a relative deal. 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). Similar to #19, I rank this one of the absolute highest for outright quality!