Dims: 1.8 x 1.7 x 0.8" (4.6 x 4.3 x 2.0 cm)
Wt: 24.8 g
Hale Creek Mine, Trinity County, California, U.S.A.
Most of the mass of this thumbnail specimen is made up of scores of intergrown Inesite crystals. These crystals do not appear to exceed 0.4" (1.0 cm) but are in excellent condition, showing very little damage. Their triclinic prismatic form is even more warped than usual due to the intense intergrowth, and only a few crystals are well-defined. All have a moderately pale pink color and a dull, waxy luster, and are translucent at best. A thin, black-and-brown host rock is attached to one side of the cluster- I cannot define the material, and it appears to be glazed with a lacquer of some sort for protection or stabilization.