A beautiful and complete ilvaite crystal, with a terminated quartz crystal backing up to, and passing through part of it.
The ilvaites from this location rank among the largest and most well-formed from anywhere. They were also among the first mineral specimens to be collected at the site.
The vast majority are just single crystals, and this piece is a pretty decent size. What most sets it apart from the thousands of others however, is the beautiful quartz combination that imparts a much more sculptural and balanced appearance.
As is typical of most of the larger pieces, the surfaces are not smooth and glassy (for example, like obsidian.) The piece has a decent luster, but the faces are a bit etched.