Dims: 1.2 x 1.1 x 0.8" (3.0 x 2.8 x 2.0 cm)
Wt: 22.2 g w/ base
Mount Saint Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
About 7 or 8 discernable Siderite crystals make up the bulk of this thumbnail specimen. They range in size from about 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1" (3 x 3 x 3 mm) to 0.6 x 0.5 x 0.5" (1.5 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm) and are generally in good condition, though a few show visible damage, and one is cleaved and incomplete. Their rhombohedral form is excellent- all have well-defined edges and clean faces that possess the standard pearly luster. They have the obligatory brown coloration of Siderite from this locality, and are moderately to dimly translucent under halogen light. A small amount of either albite or malformed analcime rests on two spots on the cluster- a small black aegirine spike extends from one of them. There is no host rock present, and the piece is hot-glued onto an acrylic base.