Dims: 2.7 x 1.8 x 1.2" (6.9 x 4.6 x 3.0 cm)
Wt: 3.69 oz. (104.6 g)
Pezinok, Slovak Republic
Two veins of crystalline Kermesite run through a portion of the dark gray host rock of this specimen. One of these veins is fully exposed, revealing the radiating Kermesite crystals that make it up. They appear to be in good condition, though all are broken and missing their bases and focal points. They do not exceed 0.4" (1.0 cm) in length or 1 mm in diameter. Their thinness makes it difficult to effectively study their triclinic form, but all appear to be reasonably well-formed. Their deep red coloration and adamantine, submetallic luster remind me of cuprite, and all appear to be at least dimly transparent. The host rock in which they rest contains several patches of bright, silvery-gray color and metallic luster, most likely indicating the presence of stibnite.