Dims: 1.8 x 1.4 x 1.1" (4.6 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm)
Wt: 1.9 oz. (55 g)
Kelly Bank Mine, Rockbridge County, Virginia, U.S.A.
At least 20 tiny, round Churchite sprays rest on the iron-bearing base of this small hand specimen. Each of these sprays is made up of many microscopic, radiating, acicular Churchite fibers that are far too fine to be studied with a loupe. From what study I can make, they are white in color and have a silky to pearly luster. They may likely be translucent, or even transparent. A few of the sprays have been damaged or crushed, but most are in excellent condition. The base rock is streaked in black and brown and is quite dense; it may be part of a concretion.