Dims: 2.1 x 1.7 x 0.6" (5.2 x 4.2 x 1.6 cm)
Wt: 1.2 oz. (35 g)
Chino Mine, Santa Rita, Grant County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Many tiny, damaged Bereaunite nodules rest on the brown base of this hand specimen. These nodules do not exceed 1 or 2 mm in diameter, and all are broken to reveal the compact, radial nature of the crystals. Their color is nearly black, showing a hint of blue, and all have a dull pearly to waxy luster. These nodules rest on a compact, fibrous or bladed layer of rusty-brown crystals that I cannot identify- given possible associations, I would guess cacoxenite or, less likely, strunzite.