Dims: 1.4 x 1.0 x 1.0" (3.5 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm)
Wt: 0.7 oz. (21 g) w/ base
Big Fish River, Yukon, Canada
This hand specimen consists of many small Gormanite and calcite crystals that cover an iron-rich base. The Gormanites are generally in very good condition, being smaller than the calcites, and do not exceed 0.4" (1 cm) in length. Their triclinic prismatic form is good, and all have the dull, gray-blue color and vitreous luster that are standard for the specie. The calcites show excellent trigonal prismatic form and have a dull, brown-yellow coloration. They show a pearly luster and are transparent and quite clear. The piece is hot-glued to an acrylic base.