Dims: 3.1" x 2.6" x 2.3" (7.9 x 6.6 x 5.8 cm)
Wt: 12.1 oz. (344 g)
Stewart Mine, Pala, California, U.S.A.
This rather large hand specimen appears to contain only 2 or 3 small Goshenite crystals upon first glance. However, if one examines the piece closely, one can see that there are at least 8 such crystals intergrown with the tiny elbaites and lepidolite books. All are quite small, with only 2 crystals exceeding 0.3" (0.8 cm) in any dimension. All appear to be in excellent condition, though, and show no damage. They all show reasonably good hexagonal prismatic form, and have well-defined edges and smooth faces that show a luster that ranges from waxy to vitreous. All are colorless, transparent, and clear. They rest on a host rock that is made up almost entirely of the cleavelandite variety of albite.