Dims: 3-1/2" x 2-1/4" x 1-1/2"
Wt: 3.18 oz
near Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.A.
I have not seen yellow wavellite from Arkansas before... I like it! There seems to be a small amount of limonite matrix attached to the underside of the specimen, but it is not nearly as soft as most of the limonite that I have experienced. The limonite is nestled in crevices on the underside of a crust of pale yellow botryoidal wavellite clusters. These clusters show damage only on the edges of the specimen, where it was broken out of its birthplace. The breaks show the cross-section of a typical cluster and the fibrous radial habit of the Wavellite, with its waxy luster. The clusters intersect each other in ways that create some deep crevices, and at least one cluster is hollow, creating a "vug". This is an excellent specimen!