ANGLESITE specimen ang-10
Dims: 1.5" x 1.3" x 0.9" (3.8 x 3.3 x 0.9 cm)
Wt: 1.37 oz. (38.9 g)
Level 11, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, U.S.A.
I cannot define the variation of this Anglesite crystal's orthorhombic prismatic form- it is just a bit ttoo warped and irregular for my eye. There are two Anglesites on this specimen, both of which appear to be very odd as far as form is concerned. They are in excellent condition, however, showing almost no detectable damage. The larger has dimensions of 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.5" (2.5 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm), whereas the smaller measures 0.3 x 0.3 x 0.2" (8 x 8 x 5 mm). Their forms, though odd, show well-defined edges and clean faces that have a bright, pearly luster. The larger crystal has a pale, creamy coloration and is translucent. The smaller crystal has a much darker, gray coloration that is likely caused by the crystal taking on some finely divided galena particles during its formation. Both crystals rest on a base of galena that is very dark, dull, and weathered and shows its gray color and metallic luster only through a damaged area.