Dims: 2.4 x 1.2 x 1.1" (6.2 x 3.0 x 2.8 cm)
Wt: 1.2 oz. (35 g)
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
At least 14 small Wardite pseudo-octahedrons rest on the thin, dark base rock of this hand specimen. These crystals are generally in good condition (a few are broken or damaged) and do not exceed 0.3" (8 mm) in diameter. Their tetragonal form is excellent, and all have the standard dull, beige color and pearly luster. Though most are transparent to a degree, their clarity is spoiled by many inclusions and internal fractures. Accompanying the Wardites are socres of lazulite prisms, most of which are broken, and a few dozen tiny quartz crystals. There appears to be a small amount of brown siderite present, too.