Dims: 2.4 x 1.6 x 1.0" (6.1 x 4.1 x 2.5 cm)
Wt: 2.05 oz. (58.2 g)
Bou Azzer, Morocco
Though most of the Erythrite blades on this specimen are damaged or broken, there are still a substantial number that are intact, though they tend to be sheltered in a rather deep crevice. They do not exceed 0.3 x 0.2 x 0.1" (8 x 5 x 2 mm) and show good monoclinic tabular form where intact, with sharp edges and smooth, clean faces that possess a pearly luster. They have the classic deep violet-red coloration that one expects of Erythrite, and one or two of the crystals that are exposed enough show dim transparence. I cannot identify the dull, gray host rock on which they rest, but HCl does turn green upon contact with it.