Dims: 2.9 x 2.2 x 1.4" (7.4 x 5.5 x 3.7 cm)
Wt: 4.6 oz. (131 g)
unknown (laboratory grown)
This hand specimen consists of several nearly stalactitic, intersecting formations of intergrown Zincite crystals. The formations are in moderately good condition, as several are noticeably damaged. The crystals that make up the formations reach lengths of 0.9" (2.3 cm) and are generally extremely warped- however, a single, exposed crystal has exceptional hexagonal prismatic form with a nearly symmetrical pyramidal termination. All have a deep orange coloration with a hint of brown and a vitreous-to-adamantine luster, and are transparent and quite clear- however, there are dark impurities in some areas. A white, dull crust coats portions of the piece, and no host rock is present.