Dims: 0.9 x 0.7 x 0.5" (2.2 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm)
Wt: 3 g
Mount Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Several partial and complete Carletonite crystals rest on the gray-white base of this thumbnail. These crystals do not exceed 0.2" (6 mm) in diameter and appear to be in good condition, though some are obviously fractured or cleaved. They are either pale pink or blue in color, and a few even show a gradual color change from one to the other. Their tetragonal prismatic form is quite good, and their luster is pearly. All are essentially translucent and internally fractured, though the largest pink crystal is nearly opaque. The piece is affixed inside a plastic thumbnail box with removable putty.