Dims: 1.9 x 1.5 x 1.0" (4.7 x 3.8 x 2.6 cm)
Wt: 1.4 oz. (40 g)
Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing County, Nevada, U.S.A.
Scores of tiny Olivenite blades rest on the rusty brown host rock of this hand specimen. The blades do not exceed 0.1" (3 mm) in length or width, but they are in excellent condition, as they tend to line protective hollows in the rock. Their orthorhombic form is quite good, though many appear to be slightly warped, and all have the greenish-black color and nearly adamantine luster that are common for the specie.