Dims: 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.6" (3.0 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 17.9 g w/ specimen box
Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
A crust made up of several protruding Aegirine crystals makes up this thumbnail specimen. Though there are spots where several crystals have obviously broken off, those that are intact are in excellent condition and reach lengths of up to 0.9" (2.3 cm). Their monoclinic prismatic form is likewise excellent, with well-defined edges and very clean faces that possess a bright pearly-to-vitreous luster. They have the standard black color with dark green highlights of their species and are essentially opaque. The crystals become heavily intergrown at their bases, and so form the base from which they extend. The specimen is affixed inside a plastic specimen box with a hot-glue.