Dims: 1.8 x 0.1 x 0.1" (4.6 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm)
Wt: 9.6 g w/ specimen box
This specimen represents one of only a few pieces that we have from Switzerland. It consists of a single Scapolite crystal that is in excellent condition and has good tetragonal prismatic form that is almost needle-like. Its edges are moderately well-defined, its faces are striated but clean, and its termination is flat and basal-oriented- it may be the result of breakage that partly healed over. The crystal has a very subtle pale yellow coloration and a pearly luster, and is transparent and very clear. There is no host rock present, and it is hot-glued into a plastic specimen box.