Dims: 2.1 x 1.6 x 1.2" (5.3 x 4.1 x 3.0 cm)
Wt: 3.75 oz. (106.4 g)
Longfellow Mine, near Silverton, Colorado, U.S.A.
At least 20 Huebnerite crystals rest on the chalky, cream-colored host rock of this specimen. These crystals reach lengths of nearly 1.1" (2.7 cm) and are in fair to moderate condition, showing weathering and what appears to be rather old breakage. Some are rather isolated and have a monolclinic form and a thin, bladed habit. Most, however, appear to be compacted parallel to each other into almost columnar formations. The edges of individual crystals are generally very sharp, and their faces are clean and possess a pearly luster. All have a red-brown coloration and are dimly transparent, though many of the thicker blades and all of the formations are opaque. I cannot define the host rock, but it appears to contain a few more Huebnerites, some very tiny pyrite cubes, and possibly many tiny bits of quartz.