Dims: 2.0" x 1.6" x 1.4"(5.1 x 4.1 x 3.6 cm)
Wt: 3.82 oz.(108.4 g)
Kopdag, Erzincan, Turkey
Though many of the 50 or more Kaemmererite crystals on this specimen are damaged, the undamaged ones are quite impressive, with good size and form. Like most specimens of this mineral, these crystals have a deep violet-red color, a pearly luster, and are almost transparent. They occur as steep, trigonal pyramids that are often double-terminated or intergrown. The largest of these crystals measure about 0.2"(5 mm) long by 0.1"(3 mm) diameter, and they are concentrated enough to form a crust over 1 face of the dark gray host rock, which has a nearly metallic luster in some areas. Even with the damaged crystals, it is pretty, and has a lot of intact material.