Dims: 1.5 x 1.4 x 0.9" (3.9 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm)
Wt: 0.8 oz. (22 g)
Kertch, Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine
Three aggregated Anapaite crystals rest in the hollow of a fossil shell in the brown matrix of this hand specimen. Though one crystal is broken and incomplete, the others are intact and in excellent condition. The largest of these has dimensions of 0.4 x 0.2 x 0.2" (9 x 6 x 5 mm). All show the indistinct triclinic form and aggregated crystal habit that are hallmarks of this particular specie, and all have the classic pale green color and vitreous luster. The crystals are actually transparent, but the aggregation surfaces and cloudy nature of the material reduces clarity. The rusty-brown matrix rock holds a few more empty fossil shells.