Dims: 2.3" x 1.7" x 1.4" (5.8 x 4.3 x 3.6 cm)
Wt: 2.54 oz. (72.0 g)
A "parallel association" of at least 3 intergrown Huebnerite crystals is partially embedded in the crystalline quartz host rock of this specimen. The Huebnerite association has dimensions of 2.1 x 0.9 x 0.3" (5.3 x 2.3 x 0.8 cm) and is in very good condition; the only damage that I can see is in the form of a small area of fresh cleavage. It has reasonably good monoclinic, bladed form with sharp edges and smooth faces, some of which show a pearly, almost dull metallic luster. Most of the faces, however, have either a thin oxide coating or are covered with a crust of almost microcrystalline quartz. They have a black coloration and are definitely opaque. The crystals have definite, angled termination faces at one end of the association. The quartz to which the Huebnerite is attached is in the form of large, well-formed crystals that are also heavily intergrown and aligned nearly parallel to each other. Their hexagonal prismatic form is standard, and their faces and edges are well-defined. Their luster is vitreous, and all are translucent, with random patches of transparence. Oddly, their terminations face in the opposite direction of those of the Huebnerite. Likely oddest of all is the specimen's locality- this is the first Huebnerite that we have seen from Kazakhstan.