Dims: 1.1 x 0.8 x 0.8" (2.8 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm)
Wt: 17.0 g w/ specimen box
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
This small thumbnail specimen consists of at least 4 intergrown Whiteite crystals that extend off of a thin slab of an unidentified host rock. The largest of these crystals has dimensions of 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.4" (1.0 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm). All appear to be in very good condition, though there is some visible damage to one crystal that rests near the specimen's base. Their monoclinic prismatic form is somewhat disseminated but still very good, with well-defined edges and clean faces that possess a bright pearly luster. All are opaque and have a tan coloration. Accompanying the Whiteites are many lazulite crystals, several of which are damaged and incomplete. They have good form and the standard deep, navy-blue coloration and vitreous luster. There are also a few tiny siderites present. The specimen is hot-glued into a cubic plastic specimen box for display.