Dims: 4.4 x 3.4 x 3.2" (11.2 x 8.6 x 8.1 cm)
Wt: 14.7 oz. (416 g)
At least 28 separate and distinct Quartz crystals rest on the metallic sulfide base of this hand specimen. These crystals achieve lengths of up to 3.6" (9.1 cm) and are in excellent condition, showing almost no fresh damage- even the broken crystals have partly-healed breakage surfaces. All have somewhat disseminated hexagonal prismatic form, wherein two or more crystals will be heavily intergrown, and evidence of many more smaller crystals is visible along each prism face. Their hexagonal prismatic form is still definite, however, with relatively well-defined edges and faces that show a pearly-to-vitreous luster. All are milky-white in color and are translucent, though the tips of some terminations are visibly clear. The base rock on which they rest is made up of a variety of metallic sulfide minerals, including pyrite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, galena, and possibly a small amount of bournonite.