Dims: 6.11x3.71x1.82" (15.52x9.43x4.64cm)
Wt: 2.85oz (80.8g)
Mauldin Mountain Quarry, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA
This large wavellite specimen boasts dozens of balls of wavellite, most of which have a translucent green color and (superficially) a silky luster. I say "a superficially silky luster" because a loupe reveals that the play of light on the surface is simply caused by thousands of stepped crystal faces, each at a slight angle to its neighbors, resulting in the play of light. Many of the smaller crystals have a yellow-green, or even greenish-yellow color, some tinted white (primarily the smallest clusters). While many of the clusters have broken open, showing their radial structure, only a few crystals exhibit damage, including the two largest crystals which each show a small white area where the crystals were dinged.