Dims: 1.7 x 1.2 x 0.9" (4.3 x 3.0 x 2.2 cm)
Wt: 1.0 oz. (28 g)
Jaguaracu, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Several stubby, white Milarite crystals rest on the base of this small hand piece. These crystals do not exceed 0.3" (8 mm) in length or 0.1" (3 mm) in diameter but I believe that this size is considered large for crystals of this specie. All have a somewhat warped hexagonal prismatic form, as a hexagonal outline is not very clear, and have a white color and a surprisingly silky luster. Their crystalline base appears to be made up of albite, of the variety known as cleavelandite, due to its strong pseudotrigonal patterning.