Dims: 1.2" x 0.9" x 0.9"(3.0 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm)
Wt: 16.5 g w/ base
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
The bulk of this specimen is made up of several stubby, barrel-shaped Whiteite crystals that have what appear to be a hexagonal cross-section. They have a pale beige coloration, vitreous luster, and are opaque. Their crystal form is good and they have a variety of striations and growth patterns on their faces. The largest crystal has dimensions of 0.6 x 0.5 x 0.4"(1.5 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm), and the smallest crystal's dimensions are roughly half of those of the largest. The Whiteites dwarf the arrojadite crystals that are clustered on and around them. These tiny crystals have a deep golden color, a vitreous luster, and are transparent, but have heavy striations and internal fractures that disrupt their clarity. There are a few tiny quartz crystals and one or two damaged lazulites mixed in with the arrojadites. The specimen is hot-glued onto an acrylic base.