Dims: 1.3 x 0.6 x 0.5" (3.3 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm)
Wt: 10.5 g
This small thumbnail specimen consists of a piece of pale brown host rock on which rests a druse of tiny Annabergite crystals. These crystalsdo not exceed 0.1" (3 mm) in length and tend to be less than 1 mm thick. Though a few of them are visibly damaged, most are intact and in excellent condition. Even with their rather intense intergrowth, all appear to have excellent monoclinic bladed form- their edges are well-defined and their faces are clean, possessing a bright pearly-to-vitreous luster. All have the classic bright green coloration of Annabergite and are transparent and at least moderately clear. The host rock on which they rest appears to be made of quartzite, though a single broken calcite crystal rests on it near the Annabergite druse. Other sprays of Annabergite needles rest on the other side of the host rock, but these have been coated with a glue or lacquer of some sort.