Dims: 3.4 x 1.8 x 1.7" (8.5 x 4.5 x 4.4 cm)
Wt: 4.30 oz. (122.1 g)
Malagasy Republic, Madagascar
This small hand specimen consists of a cluster of elongated Celestite crystals that rests on a chalky, pale-brown base rock. These crystals are generally in good condition and reach dimensions of 0.7 x 0.2 x 0.1" (1.8 x 0.4 x 0.2 cm), so they tend to be longer for their diameter than most from this locality. All have excellent orthorhombic prismatic form, and many terminate in slightly blunted points. All have a very pale gray-blue color and a bright pearly luster, and are transparent and moderately clear.