Dims: 0.51x0.45x0.42" (1.29x1.13x1.08cm)
Wt: 0.15oz (4.3g)
Juab County, Utah, USA
This aesthetic specimen consists of a single large cube of bixbyite with nearly a dozen tiny prismatic crystals of topaz. The bixbyite is a nearly perfecty proportioned cube, it is black, opaque, and has a vitreous luster. There are several pits or missing edges or corners which appear due to obstruction from surounding minerals. The golden topaz crystals are tiny and transparent, mostly growing directy on the bixbyite. The result is one of my favorite bixbyite specimens. It has been glued to a piece of styrofoam which may be difficult to remove.