Dims: 5.67x2.97x1.63" (14.40x7.56x4.13cm)
Wt: 3.55oz (100.8g)
Dundas, Tasmania, Autralia
There are a lot of fragile crocoite crystals on the fragile limonite host rock of this specimen. Did I mention fragile? You can expect at least dozens of small crystals to break off during shipping, but that should not detract from the appearance of the specimen, as thousands more crocoite crystals will remain. The largest crystals should remain secure, as they are well-anchored into the specimen. There is a wide range of crystal sizes, with the largest several millimeters wide and 20 or more long, and there are areas where the crystals are so small as to appear acicular, in a nearly fuzzy mat. All of the crocoite is translucent with a typical orange color, and the larger crystals have a gray sub-metallic tendency.