Dims: 4.9 x 3.2 x 3.2" (12.4 x 8.1 x 8.1 cm)
Wt: 2 lbs., 9.0 oz. (1.160 kg)
Adams Mine, Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado, U.S.A.
This cabinet specimen consists of a large cluster of heavily intergrown Huebnerite blades that are partly enveloped by a quartzite matrix. These blades are damaged in several areas, but this damage seems to be minor. Some blades reach 2" (5 cm) in length, but these are heavily intergrown as a rule. Some of the smaller blades are more exposed, however, and show excellent monoclinic bladed form, with sharp edges and striated but clean faces. Their color is a deep red-brown, their luster is bright and pearly, and all are definitely opaque. The accompanying documentation says that minor scheelite is present in the quartz matrix, but only very tiny points of bright white fluorescence are visible under shortwave UV light.