This Herkimer Diamond crystal is huge and compete! Herkimer's are an amazing natural crystal gemstone created entirely by Mother Nature. Crystals purchased from us are guaranteed to be in their raw form. That is to say, none have been touched or polished by machinery in any way. What you purchase is exactly how it came from the Earth. We clean our Herks with an old toothbrush and a dab of toothpaste.
The size and excellent clarity of this Herkimer is what promotes it to the Atypical page.
The quartz specimen is double terminated, as befits any A Grade Herkimer crystal. The terminations are a bit unusual as well, as one has the traditional shape, while the other is a chisel tip. A common termination point occurs when six faces (or facets) join together to form a point. An alternate is when the facets come together with a flat edge. This is not as common, and referred to as a chisel tip. Metaphysically minded persons would be interested to know, it is believed double terminated crystals have the ability to receive or transmit energy from both ends. Slight growth occurrences on the tips are present, but do not deter from it's overall appearance.
One of the facets sports an indentation that most likely occurred when a small bubble of liquid exploded; probably due to temperature changes. This would be referred to an a blown out fluid filled inclusion. The result is an area on the crystal with a BB like indentation. This also resulted in a clear growth inclusion (very close to the surface) that strikes a fantastic rainbow. The photographs of this area really reflected strongly and are very exaggerated in the pictures. Bottom photo above caught a glimpse of the rainbow.
Internally, other than the strong rainbow and 3 seed crystals, it's clean, giving it excellent clarity; very rare for such a huge natural Herkimer Diamond.