Dims: 2.0 x 1.7 x 1.3" (5.1 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm)
Wt: 2.54 oz. (71.6 g)
Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Arizona, U.S.A.
A very thin crust of Turgite, a hydrous variety of Hematite, coats the manganese oxide base of this small hand specimen. The Turgite shows no crystal form, but is easy to see due to its bright coloration against the black base. Its coloration ranges from red to yellow to green to blue, and many shades between them. Resting on the Turgite crust are several cerussite crystals, at least 2 of which are twinned. They are in good condition and have excellent orthorhombic prismatic form.