Dims: 1.3 x 1.2 x 0.7" (3.3 x 3.0 x 1.8 cm)
Wt: 15 g
IPE Mine, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Scores of tiny Microlite crystals are scattered on the calcite base of this thumbnail piece. These crystals do not exceed 1 mm in diameter, and some of them are nearly microscopic in size. All appear to be in excellent condition and have very good isometric octahedral form. Their color is a pale brown with a hint of red, their luster is vitreous, and all are transparent and quite clear.