Dims: 0.7 x 0.6 x 0.5" (1.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 10.0 g w/ base
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
At least 5 Whiteite crystals are intergrown to make up this thumbnail specimen. One of these is broken and incomplete and another is slightly damaged, but the rest are intact and in excellent condition. The largest, which is the slightly damaged crystal, has dimensions of 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5" (1.3 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm). All have good monoclinic, pseudohexagonal form- they occur in crystals that look slightly like small, hexagonal barrels, with double basal terminations that are slightly patterned and uneven. All have a tan or pale brown coloration and are dimly transparent at best. They possess a pearly luster and are accompanied by a few broken and incomplete lazulite crystals. There is no host rock present, and the piece is hot-glued onto a flat, square acrylic base.