Dims: 2.4 x 1.9 x 0.9" (6.1 x 4.8 x 2.3 cm)
Wt: 2.01 oz. (57.1 g)
O & G Quarry, Woodbury, Connecticut, U.S.A.
This small hand specimen consists of a botryoidal crust of intergrown Prehnite nodules. These nodules are not very well-formed and do show some noticeable damage. They have a pale, grayish-green coloration and a rather dull waxy luster, and range from translucent to dimly transparent, depending on the thickness of the crust in any given area. Their broken edges display the compact, fibrous and radiating habit of this material, and one nodule creates a hollow between itself and a small amount of what appears to be the host rock. There are several tiny, transparent calcites resting on this little bit of material. I think the most interesting aspect of this piece is its locality, which is an almost unknown quarry in my home state of Connecticut.