Dims: 3.88" x 1.5" x 2"(9.7 x 3.8 x 5.1 cm)
Wt: 6.47 oz.(183.4 g)
Carson Hill Mine, Calaveras County, California, U.S.A.
There are at least 20 flat, wide blades of Ankerite on this specimen. They have a uniform, off-white coloration and a pearly to satiny luster caused by thousands if tiny growth striations that cover each of their faces. There is considerable damage to the cluster, mostly limited to the edges of the specimen. They are translucent but slightly cloudy and hava a maximum size of 3/4"(1.9 cm) width and 1/2"(1.3 cm) height. These rest on a bed that seems to be a mixture of quartz and either an earlier growth of Ankerite with considerable rust staining, or Dolomite, it's very hard to tell. The quartz crystals are small in comparison to the Ankerites and are clear but heavily internally fractured, and several are shattered and incomplete. All of this rests on a bed of massive quartz.