Dims: 4.24x2.59x2.25" (10.77x6.59x5.71cm)
Wt: 15.90oz (450g)
Swarthout Canyon, San Gabriel Mountains, San Bernardino County, California, USA
On one side of this actinolite specimen there are many small areas exposing talc crystals between the actinolite. The talc is a creamy white, perhaps with a hint of green, and has the characteristic greasy feel. The actinolite is generally green, dimly translucent, and the crystal fibers give it a nearly silky luster. Some of the crystals are nearly transparent, a deeper green, and show natural crystal form and terminations. These crystals are generally surrounded with talc.