Dims: 3.6 x 1.9 x 1.9" (9.2 x 4.7 x 4.7 cm)
Wt: 5.3 oz. (149 g)
Mount Saint Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Several small, radiating Leifite sprays rest on the aegirine/feldspar base of this cabinet specimen. These sprays are generally in good condition and contain crystals that reach 0.4" (1.0 cm) in length. Their aggregation makes their hexagonal form difficult to study. All have a white color and a silky luster, and are dimly translucent at best. The base on which they rest is made up of muscovite, cleavelandite and aegirine, all of which show good crystal form in areas. Most noticeable on the piece is a single, large aegirine crystal that makes up most of the base. It has dimensions of 3.6 x 0.9 x 0.9" (9.2 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm), is in very good condition, and shows very good monoclinic form for its size.