Dims: 1.4 x 1.2 x 0.7" (3.5 x 3.1 x 1.8 cm)
Wt: 1.09 oz. (31.0 g) w/ base
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
This small hand specimen consists of a cluster of Lazulite crystals that are scattered among a crust of crystalline siderite. The Lazurites are not very large, reaching lengths of 0.3" (8 mm) and are in moderately good condition, as most are at least lightly damaged. Their monoclinic form is somewhat warped due to intergrowth with each other and with the siderite, and all have a very deep blue color with a hint of green and a vitreous luster. The intense coloration renders them nearly opaque, though they are translucent at their edges. The siderites are quite numerous and are in good condition, showing widespread but light damage. Their rhombic form is excellent. The piece is hot-glued onto an acrylic base.