Dims: 0.7" x 0.5" x 0.4" (1.8 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 1.8 g
Pirienus Mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
This small thumbnail specimen consists of a cluster of heavily intergrown Wardite crystals. These crystals show no damage but are very warped due to intergrowth. They have straight edges and clean faces, but only the smallest crystals look anything like the warped octahedrons that this mineral usually forms. All of the crystals have a pale cream coloration and a luster that is either matte or pearly, varying from face to face. The cluster is dimly translucent at it thickest area, and has no host rock of any sort attached to it.