Dims: 2.6 x 1.6 x 1.2" (6.6 x 4.1 x 3.0 cm)
Wt: 2.73 oz. (77.4 g)
This large thumbnail specimen consists of countless intergrown Cylindrite crystals. These crystals are in moderately good condition and achieve lengths of up to 1.1" (2.8 cm). All have the standard triclinic needle-like form that appears to have a perfectly round cross-section- each crystal basically looks like a dark, thick needle. They have the standard dark gray color and dull metallic luster of their species and are accompanied by bits of another sulfide mineral that has a rather dull golden color and a dull metallic luster- it might be pyrite or one of its close relatives. There is a small, dirty crust of crystalline quartz at one end of the piece, but no actual host rock is present.