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A single, sharp, mostly transparent crystal with faint lavender color is perched right on top of a well-trimmed matrix of quartz and pyrite. The crystal is 2.5 cm (1 inch) on edge and 3.5 cm across... which is a HUGE octahedron by English standards. This piece was acquired for Clarence Bement, who donated his entire collection to the American Museum of Natural History in the late 1800s. The Bement specimens at the Museum all had arrows drawn on their bottoms to show which way they were intended to be displayed. From the Caradon Mines, Liskeard, Cornwall, England.

Measures:   9 x 7 x 7 cm

Photo courtesy of The Arkenstone