Dims: 4.2 x 3.3 x 0.8" (10.6 x 8.4 x 2.0 cm)
Wt: 2.0 oz. (57 g)
Chalk Mountain, Churchill County, Nevada, U.S.A.
A very thin, calcareous crust that is coated with microcrystalline Descloizite makes up this cabinet piece. The Descloizite is in very good condition, showing only light damage at its most exposed points, and takes on the form of countless tiny botryoidal orbs that each do not exceed 1 mm in diameter. All have a pale orange color and a matte luster and are completely opaque. The material has a nearly sandy texture that is easily visible- a large portion of the Descloizite crust shows no form whatsoever, and looks like sand that was blown into a drift. The calcite crust that acts as a host is essentially massive in form and very thin, and is thus quite fragile.