Dims: 2/1 x 2.0 x 1.9" (5.3 x 5.1 x 4.8 cm)
Wt: 3.01 oz. (85.4 g)
Grand Reef Mine, Klondyke, Graham County, Arizona, U.S.A.
Several small Cerussite prisms rest in a hollow in the host rock of this large thumbnail specimen. These crystals generally do not exceed 0.3" (8 mm) along any axis, but there is a parallel association of several heavily intergrown crystals that exceeds those dimensions. Only two crystals, located at the edge of the hollow, are damaged, and both of these are incomplete. The others are intact and in excellent condition. Their orthorhombic form is excellent, as all have well-defined edges and clean faces that possess the standard adamantine luster. They have a pale beige coloration and are transparent and moderately to dimly clear, as most contain cloudy inclusions. They are accompanied by a druse of tiny amethyst crystals that lines the hollow. The surrounding host rock is rust-stained and appears to consist of both crystalline and microcrystalline quartz.