Dims: 2.6 x 2.2 x 1.8" (6.6 x 5.6 x 4.6 cm)
Wt: 5.6 oz. (160 g)
Malagasy Republic, Madagascar
Dozens of tiny, heavily intergrown Celestites make up the bulk of this small specimen. These crystals reach a maximum length of 1.0 x 0.3 x 0.2" (2.5 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm), and most are less than half that size. There is substantial damage to the cluster, but a surprisingly large number of crystals are intact and in excellent condition. They have a rather long and thin orthrorhombic prismatic form made up of well-defined edges and clean faces that possess a bright, vitreous luster. Their gray-blue color is so pale as to be essentially colorless, and all are transparent and quite clear. The sparse, chalky, pale brown host rock is standard for specimens from this locality.