Dims: 5.8 x 5.2 x 4.7" (14.7 x 13.2 x 11.9 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 6.3 oz. (632 g)
Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada
A large cluster of radiating Selenite blades makes up this cabinet specimen. These blades range in size from 0.1 x 0.1" (3 x 3 mm) to nearly 2 x 2" (5 x 5 cm), and are generally in good condition, though many show minor damage to their edges. All have good monoclinic prismatic form, with well-defined edges and clean faces. All have a pale brown color and a dull pearly luster, but the edges of each crystal have been dehydrated, giving them a white color, a dull luster and a chalky consistency. They are likewise transparent and dimly clear, allowing one to see the parallel cleavage lines within. A few pebbles are intergrown with the blades, but there is no host rock present.