Dims: 2.8" x 1.5" x 1.4"(7.1 x 3.8 x 3.6 cm)
Wt: 4.43 oz.(125.8 g) w/ box
Both halves of a small geode constitute this Italian Aragonite specimen. The crystals are in the form of very thin needles that do not exceed 3 mm in length. They are white in color, appear to be translucent, and have a vitreous luster. Amidst the Aragonite crystals are many small, dark brown patches of kutnahorite, a calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron carbonate. It occurs as small patches of tiny botryoidal formations that are opaque and have a faint silky luster. The thick skin that surrounds them appears to be made of shale, and both halves are affixed inside a plastic specimen box with the use of an adhesive putty.