Dims:5.4x3.2x2.0" (13.7x8.1x5.1 cm)
Wt: 24.8oz. (703g)
Thompson Open Pit, Thompson, Manitoba, Canada
This is easily the most impressive specimen of millerite I have ever seen. A solid crust of millerite to 0.3" (0.8cm) thick covers the entire top surface (part of the bottom, as well) of this specimen. On the bottom, veins of millerite may be seen in the rock, along with a small amount of massive calcite. Scattered over the top of the specimen are several stalagmites that are tipped with tiny clusters of pyrite crystals. This is extremely aesthetic. The only damage to this specimen are the edges, where it was broken away from the host rock. All I can say is "Wow!"