Dims: 2.3 x 1.4 x 1.4" (5.8 x 3.6 x 3.6 cm)
Wt: 2.23 oz. (63.2 g)
Soholvskoje, Dzezkazgan region, Kazakhstan
A single round Stellerite cluster rests on the siliceous host rock of this large thumbnail specimen. It has a diameter of approximately 0.7" (1.8 cm) and is in good condition, showing no appreciable damage. The cluster is made up of many intergrown, radiating Stellerite crystals that show reasonably good orthorhombic bladed form. All have an orange color with a hint of brown and a bright pearly luster, and are at least translucent. They are accompanied by several broken and incomplete chabazite crystals that have a brighter orange color. The host rock is dull and contains a substantial amount of calcite and some pyrite.