Dims: 3.7 x 2.7 x 2.5" (9.4 x 6.9 x 6.4 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 2.1 oz. (514 g)
Gabbs Valley Mine, Meneral County, Nevada, U.S.A.
This large hand specimen consists simply of a chunk of massive, shapeless Brucite. There is no evidence of either crystal form or crystalline tendencies present, and all surfaces are rough, dull, and uneven. The material has a dingy pale yellow-gray coloration, though there is a patch of almost black material at one end, and is basically opaque. There is no host or base rock present. We have left the original label (made of a strip of surgical tape) on the specimen; it is very difficult to read the locality off of it, though, because it is badly stained and the lettering is somewhat faded.