Dims: 1.12x0.71x0.66" (2.85x1.80x1.67cm)
Wt: 0.32oz (8.95g)
Saga quarry, Tvedalen, Norway
This specimen displays many green crystals of leucophanite in a colorless transparent to translucent host rock that also contains many black aegirine crystals. The best of the leucophanite crystals are transparent and a lovely dark olive-green, with a vitreous luster. The crystals are relatively long, with a rectangular cross section. Most of the sparkle on this specimen comes from the leucophanite. The aegirine looks relatively dull, and the host rock (which looks like quartz except for a few areas that look disturbingly like cleavage) is not very specular.