Dims: 1.4 x 1.3 x 1.0" (3.6 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm)
Wt: 1.37 oz. (39.0 g)
Pine Point, Northwest Territories, Canada
I have never heard of this locality before, so maybe this is a rather unusual Sphalerite specimen. It consists of dozens of heavily intergrown crystals, most of which are directionally aligned with others into parallel associations. Though it is essentially impossible to determine, I think that none of these crystals exceed 0.2" (5 cm) in diameter. Their form is also difficult to study, but appears to be tetrahedral- many of them may also show twinning. There is a substantial amount of breakage visible, but the intact Sphalerites are generally in good condition. There is no host rock present, and the specimen is hot-glued onto an acrylic base.