Dims: 1.43x0.98x0.78" (3.63x2.50x1.99cm)
Wt: 0.77oz (21.7g)
Layers of flat, nearly tabular crystals of erythrite cover most of one side of this specimen. They have an excellent deep maroon color, are transparent and have a vitreous luster. To the unaided eye, there are two visible shades, a deeper maroon where the transparency penetrates the full crystal depth, and a lighter shade where internal cleavage fractures reflect light near the surface. A loupe reveals that a few small perfect crystals are present, while most of the crystals do show cleavage faces or damaged tips or edges where the specimen was removed from the earth. My loupe also shows a few tiny areas of radiating acicular balls of erythrite.