Dims: 4.56x2.14x1.88" (11.58x5.43x4.78cm)
Wt: 12.84oz (363.5g)
Yunnan Province, China
This stalactite is composed entirely of hemimorphite. Most of the specimen is a lovely aqua-blue, although it gets more pale, ultimately colorless, towards the tip. It has an odd appearance that indicates that the stalactite has two growth directions, which generally results from a rock fall in a cave. The growth prior to the angle change is the aqua blue, and afterwards is the pale or colorless growth. There is no indication of crystalline growth on the blue portions, but many crystal facets can be seen on the colorless parts.