Dims: 0.7 x 0.6 x 0.6" (1.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 19.7 g w/ specimen box
Hardin County, Illinois, U.S.A.
This thumbnail specimen consists of a single, moderately warped Witherite crystal that may have started out as two crystals which grew together. This crystal is apparently in excellent condition, as no fresh breakage is visible. Its hexagonal prismatic form is still quite discernable, though some edges are faint and some faces are quite uneven. It has the classic milky-white color and dull waxy-to-matte luster of its species. There is no host rock present. The accompanying documentation did not say so, but I believe that this piece came from the Minerva Mine, the best-known producer of Witherite in the U.S. state of Illinois.