Dims: 3.2 x 2.9 x 2.8" (8.1 x 7.4 x 7.1 cm)
Wt: 11.2 oz. (318 g)
Lucin District, Box Elder County, Utah, U.S.A.
Several crusts of tiny, fibrous Meta-variscite needles coat portions of the white host rock of this specimen. These crusts appear to be in generally good condition, as the largest one shows only 2 small areas of crushing damage. The crystals do not exceed 2 mm in length, and most are less than half that long. They appear to have good monoclinic needle-like form, though they are too small for me to effectively study with my loupe, and show a bright pearly luster that gives the crust a dull sparkle. All have a pale green coloration and are transparent and clear. The host rock in which they rest strongly resembles a pale gray-white flint or chert that is slightly decomposed.