Dims: 0.6 x 0.4 x 0.4" (1.6 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 10 g w/ specimen box
Mount Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
This thumbnail piece seems to be close to a complete Carletonite crystal. Where flat, natural faces are not visible, small crystalline projections- either small crystals or extensions of the crystal itself- cover the surfaces. A small amount of cleavage damage is visible in one spot, showing both blue and milky-white colors and a pearly luster- the few natural surfaces are vitreous. There is no host rock, but many tiny aegirines are scattered about. The piece is affixed inside its thumbnail box with a removable putty.