Dims: 1.28x0.92x0.74in (3.24x2.34x1.89cm)
Wt: 0.23oz (6.6g)
Majuba Hill, Pershing Country, Nevada, USA
This beautiful clinioclase specimen is a crust of lovely deep turquoise blue clinoclase crystals surrounding a cluster of black botryoidal terminations. It is obvious that the black is due to light entering the terminations of the individual crystals, which appear blue from the sides. The radial growth of the acicular crystals is apparent, as is their translucent (possibly transparent) nature. THe strong contrast of the bright turquoise blue edges with the nearly black interior is striking.