Dims: 3.47x3.12x1.92" (8.80x7.94x4.88cm)
Wt: 16.4oz (464g)
Stichtite Hill, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
This specimen displays three or four minerals, including crusts of purple stichtite. While most of the stichtite appears dull and opaque, there are areas where it is vitreous and translucent. The bulk of the specimen appears to be the green mineral serpentine, which to the unaided eye appears dull, but under a loupe is clearly vitreous and translucent. There is a small amount of an unidentified orange mineral, which is dull, opaque, and has a fibrous habit. Last (but not least) is another possible mineral, in that the serpentine grades into something nearly black, which I suspect is chromite, and which might comprise the bulk of the specimen.