Dims: 2.62x2.09x1.48" (6.64x5.32x3.76cm)
Wt: 6.92oz (195.8g)
Kola Peninsula, Russia
This is a specimen of murmanite. The crystals are large flat sheets and some are clearly rectangular in outline. Its color is a dull pink-brown-gray, and is difficult to describe partly because of the bright pearly luster of the specimen. There is either another mineral forming crystals, or we are seeing more sheets of murmanite on edge, where it looks more transparent and vitreous. Some areas are clearly pinker than others.