Dims: 1.6x1.3x1.1" (4.0x3.3x2.9 cm) .... Wt: 0.94 oz. (26.7g)
Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
This is mostly gormanite - only about 5% of this specimen is represented by the host albite crystals upon which the gormanite is attached. The green acicular crystals are densly packed and very fine. The only places they can be examined (even with a loupe) are in the several small protected cavities, where individual crystals are visible. While the crystals are individually translucent and vitreous, the overall appearance is somewhat dull with a slight sparkle. The radial pattern of crystal growth gives the crystals a slight chatoyancy.