Dims: 2.2" x 1.6" x 1.3"(5.6 x 4.1 x 3.3 cm)
Wt: 1.93 oz.(54.9 g)
Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing County, Nevada, U.S.A.
Though small, this specimen contains quite a substantial amount of Olivenite in depressions in the host rock. One large depression is completely coated with the dark olive-green crystals, and contains several deep crevices which are likewise coated. The crystals have a pearly to vitreous luster due to heavy striations on them and occur as curved, bladed crystals. A few spots also have crystals radiating from central points in an almost acicular manner. These crystals do not exceed 1/8"(4mm) in length. They have a dull translucence, but due to their secluded nature it is difficult to see. There is another, smaller hollow opposite the larger one on the specimen that is likewise coated with crystals. Along the surface of the host rock(which is made up of a variety of materials) there are pale green areas that surround the crystals, and may actually be made up of decayed Olivenite.