Dims: 3.6" x 2.4" x 1.7" (9.1 x 6.1 x 4.3 cm)
Wt: 7.74 oz. (219.6 g)
Stewart Mine, Pala, California, U.S.A.
Only a few very small Goshenite crystals rest on the albite matrix of this specimen. The largest does not exceed 0.3" (8 mm) in diameter, and has a hexagonal prismatic form that appears to be almost blocky. It has well-defined edges and clean faces; the prism and basal termination faces show a moderate vitreous luster, whereas the secondary termination faces all show a much duller, waxy luster. It is colorless, transparent, and very clear. All other crystals on the specimen are much smaller- they do not exceed 3 mm in diameter- and do not have as good a form. There are other minerals of interest on the albite base, though; several small, green elbaite crystals are visible, as well as many tiny lepidolite "books".