Dims: 2.1 x 1.3 x 1.1" (5.4 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm)
Wt: 1.5 oz. (44 g)
Mex-Tex Mine, Bingham, Socorro County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Several tight clusters and countless tiny crystals of Antlerite are scattered on the quartz base of this hand specimen. These crystals do not generally exceed 1 mm in length, though one acicular aggregate suggests lengths of about 2 mm or so. Though extremely small and often intergrown, their orthorhombic form appears to be very good. All have a deep green coloration and a pearly-to-vitreous luster, and are at least translucent as individuals. The quartz base has several stubby crystals extending from it, and contains a small amount of galena.