Dims: 1.6" x 1.0" x 0.6"(4.1 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm)
Wt:25.6 g w/ base
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
One of the finest specimens of Lazulite that I have seen, one side of this large thumbnail contains over 20 dark blue crystals. Their color is so dark that it is easy to see only near the specimen's edges, where internal fractures and breakage reflect light near the crystals's surfaces. A few of the crystals in the cluster are damaged, but most damage is limited to the specimen's edges. The crystals have a vitreous luster and measure about 0.3"(8 mm) in diameter on average. Among the Lazulites are two siderite crystals that have a pale brown color, pearly luster, and noticeable transparence; the larger measures 0.3 x 0.2"(8 x 5 mm), and the other has dimensions of 0.2 x 0.1"(5 x 3 mm). The opposite side of the specimen has scores of tiny Lazulite crystals whose color is much easier to see, and at least 20 equally tiny brown siderite crystals. The piece has been hot-glued onto a square acrylic base for display.