Dims: 1.5 x 1.1 x 1.0" (3.9 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm)
Wt: 0.7 oz. (20 g)
Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing County, Nevada, U.S.A.
At least 15 Olivenite blades rest on the rusty base of this small hand specimen. These crystals are generally in very good condition, showing little damage, and reach lengths of nearly 0.3" (8 mm). All have a reasonably good orthorhombic form, given their intergrowth. Their green color is so dark as to appear essentially black and opaque, and all have a resinous luster. The host rock strongly resembles goethite or limonite.