Dims: 3.1" x 2.1" x 1.6" (7.9 x 5.3 x 4.1 cm)
Wt: 9.77 oz. (276.9 g)
One of the larger Wolframite specimens in our selection, this hand specimen contains at least 2 monoclinic, tabular crystals. Each of these 2 crystals appears to be made up of several smaller crystals that are intensely intergrown, but I will refer to them each as a single unit. They have dimensions of 2.4 x 1.8 x 0.3" (6.1 x 4.6 x 3.3 cm) and 2.0 x 1.2 x 0.4" (5.1 x 3.0 x 1.0 cm). The smaller crystal shows visible damage along one of its edges, but the larger is undamaged and in excellent condition. Both have a black color with some grayish highlights and show a bright, adamantine luster that is slightly metallic in some areas. Their edges are well-defined and their faces are striated but clean. Both crystals are partially engulfed by a quartz-and-pyrite base rock; both the quartz and the pyrite occur as small crystals, most of which are damaged.