Dims: 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.3" (2.5 x 1.3 x 0.8 cm)
Wt: 11.2 g w/ specimen box
Daln'egorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
This thumbnail specimen consists of a few partly intergrown Axinite blades. These blades do not exceed 0.1" (2.5 cm) in length, but are in excellent condition, showing almost no human-induced damage. Their triclinic form is very good, with sharp edges and well-defined but somewhat curved faces that possess a vitreous luster. All have a moderately deep brown coloration and are transparent and moderately clear, though some of thickest areas of intergrowth are merely translucent. The piece is hot-glued into a square plastic specimen box, and there is no host rock present.