Dims: 1.2" x 1.1" x 0.8"(3.0 x 2.8 x 2.0 cm)
Wt: 13.1 g
Lucin, Box Elder County, Utah, U.S.A.
Though difficult to define, this specimen contains countless tiny green Metavariscite crystals. They are extremely small; one cannot effectively see single crystals even with a 10-power loupe! However, the material sparkles with tiny points of reflected light. The material is a pale green color and has at least a pearly luster to account for the sparkle. It is most likely translucent as far as individual crystals are concerned. The Metavariscite rests on what appears to be a variety of white limestone. This small example of a rather rare mineral shows better form than many variscite specimens that I have seen.