Dims: 1.2" x 1.0" x 1.0"(3.0 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm)
Wt: 21.8 g
Parasol Vug, Rum Jungle, Northern Territories, Australia
This delightful thumbnail specimen consists of the standard short, hexagonal prismatic crystals of yellow-green Pyromorphite that we all know and love. These crystals range in size from one or two millimeters to over 0.2"(5 mm) in length and diameter. One particular crystal that is a bit difficult to see has these dimensions. It is uncommonly large, much more so than the rest of the crystals. It and one other crystal in the cluster show a slight warping of form, so that it appears that each of their basal termination faces has a triangular "hole" penetrating down into it. All of these crystals are translucent and all have a waxy to dull luster that may be caused by a very thin rusty coating on them, which is likely made up of limonite. There is no host rock except for a small amount of what appears to be goethite lodged among the smaller crystals on the specimen's underside, which are heavily rust-stained. The specimen is affixed inside a specimen box with a removable putty.