Dims: 3.7" x 2.1" x 1.4"(9.4 x 5.3 x 3.6 cm)
Wt: 3.99 oz.(113.3 g)
This specimen constitutes the largest example of Stellerite that I have seen. It occurs in the form of part of a very large, round orb made up of many radiating crystals, which is standard for this mineral. The orbicular cluster is not even half complete, yet covers a 1.5"(3.8 cm) square area. A smaller one is adjacent to it on the basalt host. One can see the radiating habit of the Stellerite on the underside of the specimen. Both show a pearly luster, white color, and are translucent. A few colorless calcite crystals rest near the clusters. They show excellent clarity, a vitreous luster, and one seems to have evidence of twinning, in the form of a very symmetrical notch in one edge that was definitely not caused by damage. I suppose that I can find something attractive in just about any specimen that I examine, but I didn't have to look much in this case.