Dims: 1.3 x 1.1 x 1.1" (3.4 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm)
Wt: 24 g
Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Zeehan, Tasmania, Australia
A tight cluster of scores of Crocoite spikes comprises this thumbnail piece. These crystals are generally broken and do not exceed 0.8" (2 cm) in length, but a few are intact and in excellent condition. All have excellent monoclinic prismatic form, and a few have intact terminations that are extremely well-developed- one appears to be doubly-terminated! All have the standard deep orange coloration and bright, nearly adamantine luster of the specie and are dimly translucent at best. A small amount of a dull, dirt-brown host rock helps to hold the cluster together.