Dims: 2.7" x 2.0" x 1.5" (6.9 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm)
Wt: 3.23 oz. (91.6 g)
Huya Mine, Sichuan Province, China
At least 10 hexagonal Goshenite crystals rest on the muscovite-laden host rock of this specimen. Oddly, their form is more tabular than prismatic, as they are wider than they are long. They all have very good form and hexagonal outlines that are warped only where they intersect with the micaceous host. Their exposed edges are well-defined and their faces are flat and smooth, with a bright, vitreous luster. Each crystal is colorless, transparent, and very clear, though muscovite inclusions and internal fractures do interfere in some areas of each crystal. They range in size from 0.2 to nearly 1" (0.5 - 2.2+ cm) in diameter. There are two small clusters of tiny black crystals accompanying the Goshenites- I cannot identify them. Though they show heavy damage and none of the crystals appear to be complete, they seem to have a tetragonal pyramidal or an octagonal shape.