Dims: 3.2x1.1x1.5" (8.2x2.9x3.8 cm)
Wt: 3.1 oz. (86.6g)
Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Essentially, this is a crystal of albite with several sprays of olive-green gormanite crystals. The gormanite needles are very fine (narrow), opaque, and have a vitreous luster under a loupe although the clusters appear rather dull, but with a slight sparkle. Odly enough, all of these gormanite sprays seem to radiate from a point in space, with the broad terminations on the albite host. It seems like an odd way for crystals to form.