Dims: 2.5 x 2.1 x 1.4" (6.4 x 5.2 x 3.6 cm)
Wt: 4.5 oz. (127 g)
Dzezkazgan, Dzezkazgan Region, Kazakhstan
At least 20 Chalcocite crystals rest on the gray base rock of this small cabinet specimen. These crystals are generally in good condition- a few are damaged or broken- and do not exceed 0.2" (5 mm) in length or diameter. Their orthorhombic form is rather heavily rounded, but one can still see some pseudohexagonal form and even evidence of some twinning. All have a black color and a dull, nearly submetallic luster. They are accompanied by several small quartz crystals that are in moderately good condition.