Dims: 3.0" x 2.0" x 1.8" (7.6 x 5.1 x 4.6 cm)
Wt: 6.16 oz. (174.8 g)
Moscona Mine, Asturias, Spain
The most noticeable aspect of this specimen is its unusual golden coloration. It consists of a cluster of dozens of cubic crystals that show almost no damage whatsoever and are rarely more than 50% complete due to their heavy intergrowth. The largest of these crystals measures nearly 0.5" (1.2 cm) along an edge, and like the others, has excellent form with well-defined edges and clean faces that show a slightly dulled vitreous luster. The crystals are all transparent and moderately clear, though they each show some cloudy inclusions. There are many very small, white dolomite crystals growing mainly on one side of the cluster. These are likewise in excellent condition, and have the curved, bladed form that is common for that mineral.