Dims: 3.5" x 2.6" x 1.2" (8.9 x 6.6 x 3.0 cm)
Wt: 9.75 oz. (276.5 g)
Poison Canyon, near Grants, McKinley County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
At least 10 small formations of tiny Tyuyamunite crystals rest on the pale brown limestone host rock of this specimen. All have the deep yellow color and pearly luster that is common for crystals of this mineral. They are probably translucent, but they are all flattened up against the host rock so that their clarity is difficult to define. Some are clustered randomly, but others radiate outwards from a central point, forming round, radiating formations. Due to their size and flatness, it is difficult to determine if any are really damaged; most of the formations appear to be in excellent condition. Besides the crystals, there are some areas of the host rock which are lightly dusted with a very fine yellow powder.