Dims: 1.2 x 1.1 x 0.9" (3.0 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm)
Wt: 0.6 oz. (18 g) w/ base
Mount Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Several Catapleiite blades are intergrown to form this thumbnail specimen. These blades are generally in good condition, though a few of them are obviously broken and incomplete. The largest complete blades have a diameter of about 0.4" (1.0 cm) and all show excellent monoclinic pseudohexagonal form; one of the broken blades shows definite twinning. All have a color that ranges from colorless to beige, and all have a bright pearly to vitreous luster; most show a faint iridescence on their surfaces. A few tiny, broken Natrolites also rest on the piece, which is hot-glued to a flat acrylic base.