Dims: 2.1 x 1.5 x 1.1" (5.3 x 3.8 x 2.7 cm)
Wt: 1.8 oz. (50 g)
Faraday Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada
A single Ilmenite crystal juts up from the calcite base of this hand specimen. This crystal is in good condition, showing a small amount of damage, and has dimensions of 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.2" (1.5 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm). Its hexagonal tabular form is very good. It has the standard black color and submetallic luster, and is, of course, opaque. A few small Ilmenite shards rest on the host rock next to it.