Dims: 1.03x0.96x0.88" (2.61x2.43x2.24cm)
Wt: 0.54oz (15.2g)
Pucher Mine, Schneeberg, Germany
The host rock of this specimen has many tiny crystals of pucherite, including a patch on one side where the crystals are dense and lustrous. Here, they are clearly a yellow-brown color and have a vitreous luster. The crystals are tiny, but they do appear tabular and some appear cureved while others have a roughly hexagonal shape. They are transparent, some appear as stacked crystals, and these reflect a yellow highlight. All of the sparkles on three sides of the specimen are due to pucherite crystals, but the fourth side has a dark gray and/or black mineral, plus another sparkly mineral, probably quartz, although the crystals appear rounded and distorted instead of clean hexagons.