Dims: 1.6 x 0.5 x 0.4" (4.1 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm)
Wt: 8.3 g w/ specimen box
Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
This specimen consists of a single large, flat Sphene crystal that acts as a base to several much smaller crystals. The large crystal has dimensions of 1.3 x 0.4 x 0.1" (3.4 x 1.1 x 0.4 cm), and like most of the smaller ones, is in excellent condition, showing no damage. Its monoclinic, bladed form is very good, though that of the smaller crystals is mostly spoiled due to intergrowth. The large crystal has a yellow-green coloration that is essentially destroyed by concentrated chlorite inclusions, as is any vestige of transparence or translucence- all are essentially opaque. There is no host rock present, and the piece is hot-glued into a plastic specimen box.