Dims: 2.0 x 2.0 x 1.6" (5.1 x 5.1 x 4.1 cm)
Wt: 3.71 oz. (105.4 g)
Mount Saint Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Scores of small, intergrown Serandite crystals partly coat the feldspar host rock of this specimen. These crystals are generally in good condition, showing a few areas of noticeable damage, and do not exceed 0.2" (5 mm) along any axis. Although they are somewhat intergrown, their triclinic form is still quite good- their edges are relatively well-defined and their faces are striated but clean, possessing a bright pearly luster. All have a pale, rosy-pink coloration and are at least dimly transparent, with internal fractures providing some interference. The dull, white base on which they rest is made of either albite or orthoclase, and though it is crystalline, is too badly damaged for one to effectively examine its crystal form. It is suffused with a variety of other minerals that could include quartz, epidote, aegirine, and possibly others that I cannot identify.