Dims: 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.4" (2.5 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 6.7 g w/ base
Big Fish River, Yukon, Canada
Two partly-intergrown Gormanite clusters rest on the brown base rock of this thumbnail specimen. One cluster is nearly complete, but less than half of the other is present, and both show slight but noticeable damage in the form of crushed crystals. These crystals do not exceed 0.1" (4 mm) in length and are difficult to study due to their intergrowth. Their monoclinic form appears to be average for their species, and all have the standard dark blue color with hints of gray and green and a pearly luster. The clusters are essentially opaque, though individual crystals are probably translucent. The Gormanite is accompanied by several tiny siderite crystals that rest nearby. The piece is hot-glued onto a flat acrylic base.