Dims: 1.06x0.64x0.36" (2.69x1.62x0.92cm)
Wt: 0.03oz (0.8g)
Schoeller Mine, Kladno, Czech Republic
This specimen, although very small, displays some of the best selenium crystals I have seen. They do not really have a red color, but rather they appear black. At first, I thought they were organized as sprays of acicular crystals, but a loupe and careful examination reveals that the individual crystals have a steep rhombohedral shape, and only the tips have enough translucency to detect a hint of red. Overall, the crystals appear nearly black, with a good metallic luster. There are a lot of these crystals - all of the sparkle on the specimen is due to them.