Dims: 6.8 x 4.8 x 4.4" (17.3 x 12.2 x 11.2 cm)
Wt: 2 lbs., 10.0 oz. (1.191 kg)
Several intersecting Selenite crystals rest on the pale brown base of this cabinet specimen. These crystals are generally in fair condition, as most are visibly damaged and a few are severely so. The largest of these crystals has dimensions of 3.1 x 2.8 x 1.4" (7.9 x 7.1 x 3.6 cm) and occurs in the form of a "fishtail" twin (see the second image). A few other twins are visible on the piece, but the rest of the crystals have the classic monoclinic prismatic form with well-defined edges and clean faces that possess the standard pearly luster. All are colorless and transparent, and most are very clear, though the largest one is slightly cloudy. The base on which they rest appears to be made up of limestone, and has felt pads on portions so that it can be set upright without damaging the surface or the specimen.