Dims: 2.72x2.09x1.22" (6.9x5.3x3.1cm)
Wt: 1.47 oz. (41.6g)
Quangxi Provence, China
This aesthetic specimen appears to consist entirely of aragonite. The base is a plate of micro-crystalline aragonite (although it might be calcite) in several layers of different shades of light brown. The surface has a druse of small opaque brown crystals, and on top are the sprays of excellent translucent pale brown crystals of aragonite. They have an odd habit, in that each crystal in the spray appears to be three parallel crystals. Perhaps this is some kind of twinning, or perhaps it is just a coincidence. Still, the sprays of aragonite crystals are quite pretty, and only a few crystals show damage.