Locality: LCA Mine (Lithium Corporation of America Mine), Bessemer City, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA
Size: 79 mm x 58 mm x 42 mm (3.1 in. x 2.3 in. x 1.6 in.)
Weight: 147 g (5.2 oz.)
Specimen of golden brown metaswitzerite (a rare manganese phosphate mineral) lining a small pocket. Metaswitzerite is the product of the dehydration of switzerite, a rapid process that occurs when switzerite is exposed to air.