Dims: 1.16x1.16x0.94" (2.95x2.94x2.40cm)
Wt: 1.06oz (30.1g)
Khibiny, Kola Peninsula, USSR
Embedded in this microcrystalline black host rock are dozens of murmanite crystals. Many of these are nicely exposed on the surface. They have a unique off-pink color, a rather unique almost pearly luster, and a very interesting surface texture or growth pattern, at least when examined using a loupe (the crystals are quite small). Some of them appear complete, and have a rectangular cross section. On one surface, mostly edges are exposed, and some of these appear translucent. This is one of those "must have" species for a rare mineral collector.