Dims: 1.32x0.91x0.54" (3.36x2.30x1.36cm)
Wt: 0.29oz (8.2g)
Hamman Jedidi, Tunisia
Bindheimite usually is found in cryptocrystalline masses or crusts, and this is no exception. The color is a slightly brownish green, and a loupe reveals barely perceptible green crystals that are so small I cannot discern their shape. They form a thin to very thin crust over the host rock, and the only distinct crystals are quartz crystals, some of which are coated with bindheimite and appear green. The loupe also reveals that the color of the bindheimite varies from yello-green to a nearly pure green, plus some areas of brownish green, but most of the brown color is due to the underlying host rock showing through.