Dims: 8.28x5.12x1.56" (21.04x13.00x3.95cm)
Wt: 53.86oz (1527g)
This is a specimen of "Texas Pink" talc. It is quite pure, and the talc is crystalline and translucent. There are many tiny spots where the talc has altered (due to fracture, scrapes, or simple weathering) to a microcrystalline form, and these spots appear white and powdery. Of course, the talc has a greasy feel and it also has a nearly vitreous luster. The true color of this talc is a very pale pink - it is not nearly as deep a color as the images suggest (but it looked correct on the camera).