Dims: 1.6 x 1.3 x 1.1" (4.0 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm)
Wt: 1.0 oz. (27 g)
Wake County, North Carolina, U.S.A.
A small cluster of intersecting Ankerites rest on the apparent granite base of this thumbnail specimen. The largest crystal has dimensions of 0.9 x 0.7 x 0.7" (2.5 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm) and appears to be the only complete crystal, though it is still lightly damaged. All have excellent rhombohedral form, however, and a pale, dirty-brown color and pearly luster on their intact faces- damage reveals their milky-white, translucent interiors. The base rock looks much like a granite, but is more likely a syenite- either way, it seems to be an unusual association.