Dims: 1.9 x 1.7 x 1.3" (4.8 x 4.3 x 3.4 cm)
Wt: 2.8 oz. (79 g)
Cripple Creek, Colorado, U.S.A.
Scores of exposed, incomplete Calaverite blades are embedded in the siliceous base of this hand specimen. All that are exposed appear to be either damaged or broken and incomplete. They do not tend to exceed 0.2" (5 mm) in length or 0.1" (3 cm) in width, and are thinner than 1 mm. Where intact, they appear to have a good monoclinic form, and show the pale silvery-gray color and bright metallic luster of their specie. They are embedded in a white quartz vein that extends through a gray quartzite matrix- a few tiny orthorhombic krennerite (gold/silver telluride) crystals may also be present.