Dims: 1.3 x 1.0 x 0.5" (3.3 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm)
Wt: 20.3 g w/ specimen box
Soholvskoje, Dzezkazgan region, Kazakhstan
At least 2 intersecting partial Stellerite clusters make up this thumbnail specimen. Other than the breakage surfaces where the specimen was separated from its natural surroundings, there is a small amount of visible damage to the surfaces of each cluster. The crystals that make up the clusters are so heavily intergrown that it is impossible to assess their crystal form, but visible termination edges are well-defined and faces are very smooth, possessing a pearly-to-vitreous luster. The Stellerites have the standard deep orange coloration and are generally translucent, though some dim transparence is noticeable through the termination faces. One of the clusters rests on what appears to be a thin calcite crust that which is attached to a smattering of basalt. The specimen is hot-glued inside a plastic specimen box.