Dims: 1.10x1.10x0.39" (2.8x2.8x1.0cm)
Wt: 0.36oz (10.1g)
Resplendor, Minsa Gerais, Brazil
This beryl specimen is nearly colorless (hence it is goshenite). Its form is very good, a flat hexagonal plate, although only two sides are complete, two are partial, and two are missing. Intergrown with the goshenite are a number of translucent to transparent green elbaite tourmaline crystals - some of which are so dark as to appear black. These is also an inclusion of something yellow, as a smooth thin film with fading and distinct edges - I have no idea what it might be. The goshenite is quite transparent, although it does have some internal fractures that reflect a rainbow of colors.