Dims: 1.9 x 1.5 x 0.9" (4.7 x 3.7 x 2.4 cm)
Wt: 0.9 oz. (26 g)
Mount Saint Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
This small hand specimen consists almost entirely of Leifite, in both acicular, radiating and apparently bladed, nearly tabular form. The specimen is in very good condition, showing little in the way of fresh damage, and crystals in the radiating cluster reach nearly 1.8" (4.6 cm) in length. Their hexagonal form is only easy to study in the crust atop the acicular spray, where the tabular and small bladed crystals rest. All are colorless to milky-white and show a pearly to silky luster, and are translucent to transparent. There is no host rock, though some rusty-brown to black material (perhaps goethite?) rests with the smaller crystals atop the spray.