Dims: 0.9" x 0.9" x 0.6"(2.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 11.4 g. w/ specimen box
Soholovskoje, Dzezkazgan, Kazakhstan
One large acicular cluster of Stellerite crystals comprises the bulk of this specimen. Actually, the crystals are compacted together into "sprays", and these sprays are further compacted into the cluster, which has a generally round shape. Looking at the reverse of the specimen, one can see the acicular habit of the crystals, including the point of radiation; this is because the cluster has been broken almost cleanly in half. The crystals average about 1/2"(1.3 cm) long, and are a light orange in color. Their terminations have a definitely vitreous luster. There is a small amount of host rock present that is coated with many tiny calcite cubes. The specimen has been glued into a plastic specimen box for protection.