Dims: 3.46x3.35x2.01" (8.8x8.5x5.1cm)
Wt: 15.91oz. (450.2g)
Mauldin Mountain Quarry, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA
The wavellite on this host rock apparently began as yellow crystals which were overgrown with green crystals. This is only apparent on the edges of the specimen where either a side view is available, or where the top of the ball has cleaved away, revealing a yellow core. Most of the wavellite is a pale green tending towards teal in hue. The smaller globes look lighter in color. All of the wavellite is in the form of radial clusters of crystals in a botryoidal habit with excellent vitreous luster. Along the edges, it is apparent that the crystals are transparent near the outside of each sphere, with the color deepening towards the center. Some of the globes have translucent bright yellow centers. There are portions of other minerals atop the wavellite, some large enough to be readily visible, others as small crystals that just serve to obscure some of the otherwise excellent wavellite.