Dims: 7.3 x 5.2 x 2.9" (18.5 x 13.2 x 7.4 cm)
Wt: 5.5 lbs. (2.5 Kg)
Lei Yang, Hunan Province, China
This specimen, called a chrysanthemum stone by some, contains several "chrysanthemums", which are actually clusters of radiating Celestite prisms. Because they have been enveloped in a host rock, one can only study the surfaces of these clusters where they have been sawn open to exposure. The crystals do appear to be in excellent condition, however, and appear to have good orthorhombic form. All are white and opaque- their glossy luster is caused by a lacquer that coats the entire specimen and the included wood base.