Dims: 5.33x3.59x1.02" (13.53x9.13x2.58cm)
Wt: 11.52oz (326g)
Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia
This is a very interesting specimen. It has been polished on one side, And all surfaces of the specimen exhibit multiple crystals of deep maroon colored eudialite crystals. These are embedded in a complex matrix consisting of several unidentified minerals. Some are white and some appear black, but a loupe reveals that the black crystals are really masses of find dark green acicular crystals which partly penetrate into the white minerals, giving them a tint of green. There are also several crystals of astrophyllite with an excellent brown color and golden fire.