Dims: 2.8 x 2.4 x 1.6" (7.1 x 6.1 x 4.1 cm)
Wt: 5.69 oz. (161.5 g)
Ropes Mine, Marquette County, Michigan, U.S.A.
This hand specimen contains the most crystalline Talc that I have ever seen. Crystals have not necessarily formed completely, so it is impossible to asses size or condition. However, the Talc has a platy, micaceous habit, and almost reminds me of a soft mica schist. It has a pale green coloration and a definitely pearly, almost micaceous luster, and shows definite translucence along the specimen's edges. The Talc is in the form of veins that run through a white feldspar base rock that is partly stained a brown color. Some of it shows intense weathering, but most has crystalline tendencies (though no discernable natural form) and also possesses a pearly luster.