Dims: 2.21x1.14x1.06" (5.62x2.90x2.70cm)
Wt: 1.44oz (40.7g)
Sokolovskoe mine, Kustanay oblast, Kazakhstan
A nice hemisphere of stellerite rests on a quartz crystal on this specimen. The stellerite is a nice golden-brown color, and while it looks translucent, thin sections are transparent. The back shows a radial growth pattern, as it appears that the back half of the crystal was cleaved off along a natural fracture. The very top of the specimen displays a second crystal, which also has been cleaved to reveal its radial growth pattern and a silky luster.