Dims: 1.3" x 1.2" x 1.0"(3.3 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm)
Wt: 1.54 oz.(43.8 g) w/ box
Another Italian geode, this specimen consists of two small halves that are heavily lined with clusters of radiating, white needles of Aragonite. These crystals do not exceed 3 mm in length and have a vitreous luster. They are a bit too thin to determine whether they are transparent or translucent. Deep within the interior of the larger half of the geode are dark brown-black botryoidal formations of kutnahorite, a carbonate of calcite, magnesium, manganese, and iron. A thin dusting over some of the Aragonite clusters gives them more of a brown color. These formations are opaque and have a dull luster that is almost but not quite silky. The geode's skin is made of shale, and both halves are attached to a plastic specimen box with an adhesive putty.