Dims: 1.5 x 1.3 x 0.6" (3.8 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 28.3 g w/ base
Big Fish River, Yukon, Canada
This large thumbnail specimen consists of a crust of spiky, radiating Gormanite crystals that rests on a dull, brown base. These crystals are arranged in heavily-intergrown clusters, a few of which are badly crushed. These crystals do not exceed 0.2" (5 mm) and appear to have a good trilcinic bladed form, with sharp edges and striated but clean faces. All have a deep blue color with tinges of gray and green and a pearly luster, and are translucent at best. They appear to be accompanied by small amounts of quartz and siderite which rest between the Gormanite and the brown base. The piece is hot-glued onto a flat acrylic base.