Dims: 1.0 x 0.6 x 0.2" (2.5 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm)
Wt: 13.1 g w/ specimen box
Bou Azzer, Morocco
Though quite small, this thumbnail specimen is made up mostly of Erythrite by weight. The Erythrite occurs in the form of small blades that are generally in fair condition, though most of their termination tips have been damaged. These crystals do not exceed 0.1" (3mm) along any dimension and show good monoclinic tabular form, with well-defined edges and clean faces that possess a pearly luster. They have the deep red-violet coloration that is very common for this mineral and are translucent or even transparent, though their small size makes this rather difficult to see. There is only a small amount of the very finely-grained gray host rock that acts as a base for the crystals, and several thin Erythrite veins run through it. The piece is set into a plastic specimen box for display and protection.