Dims: 2.21x1.52x0.54" (5.61x3.85x1.38cm)
Wt: 2.26oz (64.0g)
This is a specimen of massive aeschynite-(Y) from its type locality, Hittero, Norway. It is relatively dense, black, opaque, and shows no crystal forms. It is acompanied by several other minerals, most notably a yellowish coating likely due to weathering, several areas of quartz crystals, at least one tiny spray of a blue mineral that looks like chrysocola, and a small patch showing metallic glints that looks like a metal sulfide (which is unlikely when associated with an oxide such as aeschenite).