Dims: 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.4" (3.0 x 2.3 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 19.0 g
Kalliosalo, Seinaejoki, Oesterbottens, Laen, Finland
I have been told that Antimony specimens such as these are not actually crystalline, but rather are massive and show good cleavage. This specimen, however, might actually be a portion of a crystal. The Antimony is attached to a small amount of amorphous quartz and has the bright, silvery-white color and metallic luster that one expects on all faces except one. This singular face also shows a silvery-white coloration, but its luster is much, much duller than that of the other faces. It may likely be that this particular cleavage face was exposed to weathering, but the alternative is possible, too. Besides the quartz, there is no other material or host rock.