Dims: 3.0 x 1.8 x 1.8" (7.6 x 4.6 x 4.6 cm)
Wt: 3.25 oz. (92.2 g)
Ropes Mine, Marquette County, Michigan, U.S.A.
Several veins of specular Talc extend through the host material of this specimen. The Talc that forms these veins does not show any definite crystal form, but is as close to being crystalline as I have ever seen in this species. Its occurrence strongly resembles that of a mica, and even its pale green color and bright pearly luster could be confused as such. The material is translucent to dimly transparent and has a flaky consistency. The host material seems to be made out of a rust-stained sandstone and some type of white feldspar.