David K. Joyce

Safflorite, Skutterudite

10.7x6.3x1.6 cm
Nipissing 404 Shaft
Ontario, Canada

Safflorite, SkutteruditeSafflorite, Skutterudite

Item number: 22855

A very nice specimen of botryoidal safflorite that has patches of small silvery skutterudite crystals here and there on and between the safflorite botryoids. The "botryoids are actually radiating groups of silvery safflorite crystals with the outsides the terminations of pointy crystals. The skutterudite crystals are small very silvery cubes modified by octahedral faces. Very nice specimen of a mineral we don't often see in the world!