Dims: 2.67x1.93x1.21" (6.77x4.90x3.08cm)
Wt: 2.30oz (65.1g)
Lucin, Utah, USA
This specimen has two forms of lovely green meta-variscite crystals. In a protected cavity in the host albite, there are several clusters of small radial crystals, which have an over-all opaque appearance (although a loupe shows that the individual crystals are transparent). On the surface are several clusters of a much deeper green color, with larger tabular crystals which are quite transparent. "Larger" is relative, I must point out, as even the largest crystals are only a millimeter or so in length - a loupe is needed to examine any of the individual crystals. Still, meta-variscite is a lovely green mineral, which contrasts nicely with the albite host of this specimen.