Dims: 3.0 x 2.5 x 1.6" (7.6 x 6.3 x 4.0 cm)
Wt: 6.1 oz. (173 g)
Myler Mine, Majuba Hill, Pershing County, Nevada, U.S.A.
A dusting of microscopic Clinoclase crystals partly covers the rusty host rock of this cabinet specimen. These crystals are so tiny and heavily intergrown that one can not study them effectively even with the help of a loupe. There is a patch of noticeable damage on the crust, but most of it appears to be in excellent condition. The crust has a lovely cobalt-blue coloration and a dull sparkle from the tiny crystals, which are too small for me to study either their monoclinic form or their conductivity of light. Other than hosting a few crusts of possible goethite, the base rock is nondescript.