Dims: 4.5 x 2.0 x 1.9" (11.4 x 5.1 x 4.8 cm)
Wt: 3.8 oz. (108.4 g)
Lushi, Hunan Province, China
This beautiful specimen consists of several intersecting clusters of radiating Stibnite prisms. Though several of these prisms are damaged and incomplete, most are in excellent condition and have intact terminations. The largest of these crystals measure up to 3.7" (9.4 cm)long. Their orthorhombic prismatic form appears to be rather warped, but is still definable. Edges and faces are somewhat disseminated, but are still definable and possess the standard metallic luster. As with most Stibnite, these crystals have a moderately dark silver-gray coloration. Some of them are coated on one side with crusts made up of small, heavily-intergrown calcite crystals. One of the most exposed of these is rather interesting due to the fact that after the calcite coated the Stibnite blade, most of the Stibnite separated from the crust and broke off. There is no host rock present.