Dims: 0.5 x 0.4 x 0.4" (1.3 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 2 g
Mount Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
This thumbnail piece appears to consist of a single, complete Carletonite crystal that is in excellent condition. Its luster ranges from waxy to pearly and its color varies from deep blue to pale blue to white, partially due to its pleochroism. Its tetragonal prismatic form is somewhat warped and is capped with a flat termination. A few tiny bits of aegirine are present, but no host rock. The piece is affixed inside a plastic specimen box with a removable putty.