Dims: 2.0" x 1.5" x 1.1"(5.1 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm)
Wt: 1.68 oz.(47.6 g)
Mashamba Mine, Kolwezi, Zaire
Attached to a small amount of host rock is a large amount of pale pink Sphaerocobaltite. The Sphaerocobaltite is in the form of scalenohedral "dogtooth" crystals, which are large, and clearer than any of this material that I have seen before! The largest crystal in the crust measures 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.3"(1.3 x 1.3 x 0.8 cm). The crystals all have a pearly luster and are transparent, though heavy growth patterns obstruct one's view. Most of the damage is confined to the edges of the crust, but there are a few small cleavage areas and impact scars on some of the complete crystals. The crust that they are part of is about 0.5"(1.3 cm) thick. One could conceivably cut a few stones out of some of these crystals, but it makes a splendid specimen!