Dims: 4.1 x 3.6 x 2.5" (10.4 x 9.1 x 6.4 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 5.9 oz. (621 g)
A very small basalt vug comprises this hand specimen. Within its hollow rest 1 partial and 3 complete Okenite clusters. Two of the complete clusters are undamaged and in excellent condition, and the other shows moderate damage in the form of crushed crystals. Each of these clusters is made up of countless tiny, radiating needles, each of which is thinner than a human hair. None of these are likely to exceed 0.4" (1.0 cm) in length, and all are too thin to effectively study even under 10-power magnification. However, their triclinic form is likely good. Individual crystals are colorless, transparent, and probably reasonably clear, but the clusters are essentially white in color and translucent at best. They are accompanied by a few intergrown gyrolite orbs and what appears to be a single, small laumontite crystal. The vug in which they rest is encrusted with a noticeable amount of calcite and a druse of microscopic quartz crystals.