Dims: 1.0 x 0.8 x 0.7" (2.5 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm)
Wt: 17.4 g w/ specimen box
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
Three separate and distinct Whiteite crystals rest on the lazulite base of this thumbnail specimen. The largest of these has visible dimensions of 0.5 x 0.4 x 0.2" (1.3 x 1.0 x 0.5 cm) and the others are approximately half that size. One of these is broken and not quite complete, but the others are intact and in good condition. Their hexagonal "barrel-shaped" form is very good, with well-defined edges and reasonably clean faces that possess a pearly luster. They have a beige coloration and are opaque. The lazulite that forms the base is crystalline, but shows considerable damage and heavy warping due to intergrowth. It also is coated with a substantial amount of rust. The specimen is mounted in a plastic specimen box for display.