Dims: 1.8 x 1.4 x 1.2" (4.6 x 3.4 x 3.1 cm)
Wt: 1.20 oz. (34.0 g)
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
Several nearly tabular Lazulite crystals rest on the quartz base of this large thumbnail specimen. These crystals do not exceed 0.3" (8 mm) in diameter and are generally in very good condition, showing little damage. Their triclinic form is unusual but good, and all have the classic, deep azure-blue color of their species. Their luster is bright and vitreous, and their deep color renders them only translucent. A few small, golden siderite crystals also rest on the quartz base, which is actually made up of scores of small, well-formed crystals. The piece is affixed to an acrylic base with a removable putty.