Dims: 2.8 x 1.9 x 1.2" (7.1 x 4.8 x 3.0 cm)
Wt: 3.80 oz. (107.8 g)
Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, U.S.A.
The quartz host rock of this hand specimen is partly covered with a thin, patchy crust of intergrown Linarite crystals. None of these crystals exceed 0.1" (3 mm) in length, and many are nearly microscopic in size. Their size and intergrowth make it impossible to effectively study their monoclinic form. All have a bright, azure-blue color and a pearly luster, and are translucent to transparent. They are accompanied by what appear to be several tiny brochantite crystals that also rest on the quartz base.