Dims: 5.0 x 4.3 x 2.0" (12.7 x 10.9 x 5.1 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 3.4 oz. (551 g)
Poona, Maharashtra State, India
Four Okenite clusters rest on the basalt base of this cabinet specimen. The two smallest clusters are visibly damaged and one is incomplete, but the larger ones are intact and in excellent condition, measuring approximately 0.8" (2 cm) in diameter. Each cluster is made up of hundreds of Okenite needles that do not exceed 0.4" (1 cm) in length and are much thinner than human hair. Their triclinic form is probably good, and all show a pearly luster. Though the clusters are white in color and essentially opaque, individual crystals are colorless and transparent. Several gyrolite nodules rest nearby, along with a few broken, brown calcite clusters. All are separated from the basalt base by a thin, white agate crust that appears to be covered with tiny, intergrown laumontite crystals.