Dims: 1.6" x 1.2" x 0.9"(4.1 x 3.0 x 2.3 cm)
Wt: 27.2 g
Chilson Hill, Ticonderoga, Essex County, New York, U.S.A.
This rather unusual specimen boasts many rounded, flat crystals of Graphite, a form of elemental carbon. The crystals have a dark gray color and metallic luster, and do not exceed 0.5"(1.3 cm) in diameter. Though no complete, singular hexagonal crystals are discernable, there are several crystals that have one or two definite crystal faces at 60-degree angles, denoting hexagonal shape. The host rock looks like a form of serpentine, as it shows a greenish color, but could be a feldspar of some sort. I have never seen graphite crystals before we got this specimen.