Dims: 3.2 x 2.1 x 1.3" (8.1 x 5.3 x 3.3 cm)
Wt: 6.60 oz. (187.4 g)
Yinniethara, Western Australia
At least 9 Dravite crystals are intergrown in a "parallel association" that makes up the bulk of this specimen. These crystals are in excellent condition, showing very little damage, and though they could be construed as one crystal, all show definite, individual terminations. They reach dimensions of 1.3 x 1.3 x 0.9" (3.3 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm) and show excellent trigonal prismatic form with shallow trigonal pyramidal terminations. Their edges are well-defined and their faces are clean, possessing a bright pearly-to-vitreous luster. All have the standard dark brown color of Dravite, and are only dimly translucent around their edges even in bright sunlight. The crystals are only partly embedded in a matrix of crystalline but shapeless muscovite and what appears to be a small amount of white calcite.