Mineral Specimen #5236 Sunstone - Feldspar with Included Hematite - Shiva Lingam Stone
Tamil Nadu, Inida
A piece of copper/orange colored Sunstone carved into a Shiva Lingam shape. The orange color is due to the inclusions of platy Hematite crystals in feldspar which are orientated in layers. In places, the Hematite crystals cause a schiller effect.
Flaws: There are some internal cleaves which come to the sruface at one end of the specimen and include a small chipped area.