Dims: 1.3 x 0.8 x 0.6" (3.3 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 21.5 g w/ specimen box
At least 15 distinct Siderite crystals make up the crust that comprises this specimen. These crystals are generally in very good condition, as only a few at the edges of the crust are broken or damaged. Those that are intact reach diameters of nearly 0.7" (1.8 cm) and possess a rounded but good trigonal tabular form. Their edges are uneven but sharp, and their faces are relatively clean, possessing an almost silky, pearly luster. All have the standard brown coloration, though a few appear to be slightly rust-stained or coated with a thin layer of goethite. Those that are not coated are translucent to dimly transparent, whereas the coated crystals are essentially opaque. There is no associated base or host rock present, and the piece is affixed to a plastic specimen box with a hot-glue.