Dims: 1.6 x 1.3 x 0.6" (4.1 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 11.6 g
Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
This small thumbnail specimen consists of a cluster of Axinite blades that range in size from less than 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1" (3 x 3 x 3 mm) to 0.8 x 0.4 x 0.2" (2.0 x 1.0 x 0.5 cm). All are in very good condition- damage is limited to a few small chips along the edges of the largest crystal, and the surfaces where the specimen was separated from its host rock. All have good triclinic form, with sharp edges and slightly curved but clean faces that possess a bright vitreous luster. They have a moderate brown coloration and are partly transparent with moderate to dim clarity due to the presence of many inclusions and internal fractures. There is no host rock present.