Dims: 1.6 x 1.4 x 1.0" (4.1 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm)
Wt: 1.12 oz. (32.0 g)
This lovely thumbnail specimen consists of a crust made up of scores of partly intergrown Celestite blades. These crystals achieve lengths of up to 0.6" (1.5 cm) and are generally in very good condition- there is surprisingly little visible damage. The crystals have excellent orthorhombic bladed form, with well-defined edges and clean, smooth faces that possess a vitreous luster. Their color is rather odd in the fact their upper halves are generally almost colorless, but their lower halves are stained a brick-red color, likely from iron inclusions. There is only a thin crust of a pale gray host rock beneath the crust.