Dims: 1.5 x 1.0 x 0.7" (3.8 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm)
Wt: 23.6 g
This thumbnail specimn consists of a several intergrown Axinite crystals. I cannot be certain, but I believe that they are of a variety of Axinite known as Tinzenite, which contains both iron and manganese. The crystals do not exceed 1.0" (2.5 cm) in length or 0.6" (1.5 cm) in width, and are generally in good condition, though they do show some visble damage to their terminations. All have good triclinic prismatic form, with well-defined edges and clean faces that possess a bright pearly luster. All have a generally pale brown coloration, but their edges have a pale pink-to-lavender coloration. All are moderately to dimly translucent and show small patches of transparence. There is no host rock present on the piece.