Dims: 2.1 x 1.5 x 1.5" (5.3 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm)
Wt: 1.93 oz. (54.8 g)
Soholvskoje, Dzezkazgan region, Kazakhstan
Four clusters of radiating Stellerite crystals rest in the calcitic host rock of this specimen. One of the clusters is very small, broken, and incomplete, but the other clusters are in excellent condition, showing no damage, and reach diameters of 0.6" (1.5 cm). Each is made up of several partly intergrown crystals that have good orthorhombic bladed form. All have the standard dull orange coloration and bright pearly luster of their species, and are translucent. The host rock in which they are embedded appears to be made up of intergrown crystals of several different minerals, but the most prevalent is calcite. There are also small amounts of stilbite, chabazite, and even basalt present.