Dims: 2.6 x 0.9 x 0.9" (6.6 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm)
Wt: 0.8 oz. (23 g)
Grand Reef Mine, Klondyke, Graham County, Arizona, U.S.A.
A crust of heavily intergrown, tabular, radiating Linarite crystals partly coats the rusty base of this small cabinet specimen. This crust is only lightly damaged in a few places, and appears to be made up of crystals that are up to 0.3" (8 mm) long. Though they are heavily intergrown, they appear to have reasonably good monoclinic tabular or bladed form. Their deep blue color resembles that of azurite, but their adamantine luster is a bit brighter. It is only translucent at best on this piece. A few tiny white nodules rest on the Linarite crust, along with one single, pale green crystal that I cannot identify; it appears to be trigonal in form.