Dims: 1.7 x 1.1 x 0.5" (4.3 x 2.8 x 1.3 cm)
Wt: 20.9 g
Ajax Mine, Cripple Creek, Colorado, U.S.A.
A few dozen incomplete Calaverite crystals are embedded in the quartz host rock of this small specimen. None of these crystals appear to be complete, as they were broken during the specimen's mining. The crystals are large, however, and several show intact, striated faces. All have a bright, silvery-white coloration and a bright metallic luster. It would appear that a reniform crust of quartz coated the Calaverite crystals after they had formed on the quartz base. The quartz itself is white to gray in coloration and shows a substantial amount of rust-staining.