Dims: 1.0 x 0.9 x 0.4" (2.5 x 2.3 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 12.8 g w/ specimen box
Daln'egorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
Several partly intergrown Axinite crystals make up this moderately sized thumbnail specimen. There is a substantial amount of damage to the specimen in the form of a blade or a cluster of blades that were broken of at their base. However, this portion of the piece looks merely like an extension of the base for the intact blades, which are in good condition, showing little damage. None of these exceeds 0.1" (2.5 cm) in length, and all have excellent triclinic bladed form, with sharp edges and slightly curved but clean faces that possess a bright vitreous luster. All have a moderate brown coloration and are transparent, though their clarity is hampered by intergrowth and what appear to be cloudy inclusions that are present in all of them.