Dims: 4.7 x 3.5 x 2.2" (11.9 x 8.9 x 5.6 cm)
Wt: 10.49 oz. (297.6 g)
Three clusters of radiating Scolecite needles rest on the green apophyllite base of this hand specimen. The largest cluster shows considerable damage which likely occurred during mining, but the specimen is otherwise in very good condition. The Scolecite crystals reach lengths of nearly 1.5" (3.8 cm) and have excellent monoclinc prismatic form, with well-defined edges and striated but clean faces that possess the standard pearly luster. Individual crystals are colorless and transparent at their terminations, but the lower thirds of their lengths appear to be milky-white and opaque due to a thin coating that I cannot identify. Several smaller Scolecites that are separate from the larger clusters hold up a few small, pseudocubic apophyllites (see the close-up image), and all rest on a base that is made up of a few large, broken apophyllites that have a pale green coloration and a rather dull luster.