Dims: 1.0" x 0.9" x 0.8"(2.5 x 2.3 x 2.0 cm)
Wt: 1.09 oz.(31.0 g) w/ box
This is my favorite specimen of the small Italian Aragonite geodes that we have in stock. Though it is quite small and the pieces therein do not make up an entire geode, it has excellent contrast. Each of the two geodic sections' interiors are lined with a dense matting of white, radiating Aragonite needles that are extremely thin and do not exceed 3 mm in length. They are translucent to transparent and have a vitreous luster. Partially covering the Aragonite crystals are dozens of black, botryoidal formations of kutnahorite, a complex carbonate. The kutnahorite is opaque and has a very shiny, silky luster. It creates a splendid offset for the sparkly, white Aragonite needles. All of this rests on the insides of a shale skin that coats the geode sections. These sections have been affixed inside a plastic specimen box.