Dims: 2.0" x 1.5" x 1.1"(5.1 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm)
Wt: 1.24 oz.(35.4 g)
Sarbayskaya open pit Quarry, near Rudniy, Kustenay Oblast, Kazakhstan
Several round, orange clusters of Stellerite rest on the quartz-coated host rock of this specimen. The largest of these clusters is in a spherical form and is about 60% complete, with a diameter of 0.5"(1.3 cm). The smaller clusters consist of sprays of crystals, where it is easy to see their radiating habit. All have a dull orange color, are translucent, and have a pearly luster. There are a few small spots of damage on the clusters, but they are generally in excellent condition. They rest on a bed of white drusy microcrystalline quartz with a lovely sparkle. A few patches of this quartz are dusted with a pale pink material that has a dull luster and no crystal form that is visible under 10-power magnification. All of this rests on a soft, greenish base rock that strongly resembles a mica of some sort.