Dims: 2.3 x 2.1 x 1.5" (5.8 x 5.3 x 3.8 cm)
Wt: 5.44 oz. (154.3 g)
Leveaniemi Iron Mine, Kiruna, Norbotten, Sweden
Several small Strengite orbs are scattered on the iron-bearing base of this specimen. These orbs do not exceed 0.1" (3 mm) in diameter, and are generally in good condition, though a few are obviously damaged and incomplete. The broken surfaces show the compact, radial nature of the orbs, and all have a dull, almost silky luster. Their color is a pink-violet, and all are translucent. A few small, pale-green orbs of kidwellite accompany the Strengite, and all rest on what appears to be a crust of goethite. This crust partly coats the base, which appears to me made up mostly of hematite.