Dims: 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.3" (1.0 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm)
Wt: 9.6 g w/ specimen box
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
This small thumbnail specimen consists of a single tetragonal pseudo-octagaonal Wardite crystal. This crystal is in excellent condition, showing no visible damage, and has excellent form, with well-defined edges and mostly-clean and slightly striated faces that possess a vitreous luster. Half of the crystal, however, is coated with a thin druse of nearly microscopic eosphorite crystals. These crystals do little more than give a brown hue and a lovely sparkle to part of their base. The Wardite crystal has a cream-coloration with a slight hint of gray, and is translucent; it would probably be transparent, but it contains intense internal fracturing. This crystal is partly intergrown with a few other, tiny Wardites, but these are miniscule and show some damage. There is no host rock of any kind present, and the specimen is hot-glued into a small cubic, plastic specimen box.