Dims: 2.5 x 1.6 x 0.7" (6.3 x 4.0 x 1.9 cm)
Wt: 2.0 oz. (56 g)
Mount Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Stacked pseudohexagonal Catapleiites make up most of the mass of this specimen. These blades are in very good condition- nearly all of the damage present appears to be old- and have dimensions nearly equal to the length and width of the entire specimen. Their monoclinic, pseudohexagonal form is very good and is reminiscent of the mica group. These blades have a beige coloration and a bright adamantine to vitreous luster, and are opaque to dimly translucent. They are accompanied by many small aegirines, most of which are broken, and a large section of worn, crystalline nepheline or augite.