Dims: 2.0 x 1.3 x 1.1" (5.1 x 3.3 x 2.9 cm)
Wt: 2.5 oz. (71 g)
7301 Decline, Victoria Mine, Elko County, Nevada, U.S.A.
Two foliated, prismatic Bismuthinite crystals are embedded in the quartz/chalcopyrite host of this hand specimen. They measure 1.2" (3.0 cm) and 0.6" (1.6 cm) in length respectively, and though the smaller one appears to be cleaved, the larger one is nearly intact. Both have a bright, silvery-white color and a bright metallic luster and have orthorhombic crystals that strongly resemble those of stibnite. The host material, made up of broken quartz and chalcopyrite, is attached to a gray, rust-stained shale.