Dims: 2.3" x 1.6" x 0.7" (5.8 x 4.1 x 1.8 cm)
Wt: 1.87 oz. (53.0 g)
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
Though there is a substantial amount of damage to this specimen, it is still quite impressive. It consists of a thin, dark gray slab of igneous base rock on which rest at least 15 deep blue Lazulite crystals. A few of these crystals are obviously broken, but most are in excellent condition. They are very large- the smaller crystals in the cluster are the size of the larger crystals in most of our other available specimens, and the largest crystal has visible dimensions of 0.5 x 0.3 x 0.2" (1.3 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm). Their monoclinic form is rather warped due to considerable intergrowth, but their form is good, with well-defined edges and smooth faces that have a bright, vitreous luster. Their color is so dark that only a few of the crystals show a dim translucence. There is a thin bed of tiny, pale brown siderite crystals at the base of some of the Lazulites, and two small, clear quartz crystals erupt from it.