Dims: 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.0" (3.0 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm)
Wt: 1.46 oz. (41.5 g) w/ base
Silver Crater Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada
This small specimen consists of 3 partly intergrown Betafite crystals. One of these crystals is not more than 50% complete, and another is about 75% complete, but the largest is essentially whole (though visibly damaged) and has a diameter of about 1" (2.5 cm). Its crystal form is an octahedron modified by a cube. The accompanying bit of matrix is massive calcite with apatite and biotite, and the salmon color is due to the calcite being affected by the radiaion. It is hot-glued onto a flat acrylic base.