Complex Phenakite Crystal
Complex Phenakite Crystal from Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
Collection Robert Lavinsky
Description A fat, complex crystal massing 37 grams, and just mesmerizing in its complexity and clarity. Complete all around except for the bottom face, it is like a faceted Garnet in appearance, more than any sort of Phenakite seen previously. The crystal itself is absolutely colorless, a pure colorlessness that adds to the gemminess of the specimen in person (and makes it extremely hard to photograph because light refracts off all the hundreds of facets and faces here, bouncing back and forth through the crystal and making the camera unable to capture its true clarity).
Locality Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
Dimensions 3.5 x 3.0 x 2.2 cm.
Specimen Grade D
Photograph Photo

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