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Gemmy, platy crystal of moissanite shown with largest (001) face. The arrow indicates a drop-shaped, black metallic inclusion. (AmMin, 88:1818).
Found in a cobble at a beach along the Turkish coast of the Mediterranean Sea, around 150 km NW from Izmir, and is most likely derived from Tertiary volcanic rocks outcropping in the area.
Scale bar 300 µ-m.
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