Dims: 3-1/2" x 2-1/4" x 1-3/8"
Wt: 4.2 oz
Dolomite specimens from Indiana are not all that easily found on the market, though they do not tend to be expensive. This specimen(sorry, exact locality unknown) has pale pink crystals with curved faces and edges like those from Arkansas, yet are not quite as large, and though a bit rougher in form, the crystals are for the most part undamaged and complete, with a good pearly luster. There are two excellent calcite crystals on the specimen, though, which are worth a second look. They are both in a trigonal prismatic crystal form with a hexagonal cross-section and basal pinacoid terminations. One measures over 5/8" in length, while the other approaches 1-1/4". The larger seems to have 3 spots on it that are just visible where the most exposed prism face meets its corresponding termination face, but these measure less than 1 mm in diameter, and so do not appreciably detract from the crystal. The other shows one similar spot on a termination about halfway down the crystal's length. They are not transparent, but have a very subtle yellow-white coloration.