Dims: 2.0 x 1.4 x 1.4" (5.0 x 3.6 x 3.5 cm)
Wt: 2.9 oz. (83 g)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
A compact cluster of nearly parallel Legrandite crystals rests on the limonite base of this hand specimen. These needles appear to be in good condition and reach lengths of nearly 0.5" (1.2 cm). Their yellow color and bright pearly-to-vitreous luster are standard for their specie, and though they appear to be transparent, they are generally too intergrown for this trait to show. This intergrowth also makes it difficult to study their monoclinic form. The limonite base on which they rest is partly covered with crusts of what appear to be calcite.