Dims: 3.0 x 1.9" x 1.6" (7.6 x 4.8 x 4.1 cm)
Wt: 2.04 oz. (57.9 g)
Hale Creek Mine, Trinity Co., California, U.S.A.
This hand specimen consists of at least 25 triclinic prismatic Inesite crystals that rest in a hollow formed by a thin crust. They are the largest Inesites that I have yet seen, measuring up to 0.4" (1 cm) long, and each shows excellent form, with a rhombic cross-section and a sharply sloping termination face. Their flat, clean faces reflect light with a dull, waxy-to-pearly luster, and each crystal is only dimly translucent at the most. The host rock on which they rest has a color that alternates between dark brown and pale cream, and appears to be heavily weathered.