6.5" Sparkly, Botryoidal, Green Wavellite Formation - Arkansas

This is a stunning, 6.5" wide, botryoidal aggregation of radiating wavellite crystals with green coloration. The botryoidal exterior of the crystals have an alluring sparkle when rotated under a light source, and the periphery of the specimen shows the multiple layered green hues of these spherical wavellite formations. It was collected from the Mauldin Mountain Quarries (County Pit) of Montgomery County, Arkansas.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Wavellite is a phosphate mineral with the chemical formula Al3(PO4)2(OH)3·5H2O. It is widely known for its green radial crystal formations that for many years have been referred to as "cat's-eye" by local collectors. It is often found as green crystals that can vary in color intensity, ranging from dark emerald green to pale green depending on conditions during formation. While it may be best known for its spherical radiating crystal formations, it has also been found as botryoidal crusts and stalactitic deposits. Wavellite is most commonly found within cracks of aluminum-rich metamorphic rock and phosphate deposits.
FOR SALE
$595
DETAILS
SPECIES
Wavellite
LOCATION
County Pit, Mauldin Mountain, Montgomery County, Arkansas
SIZE
6.5 x 4.5 x 2.1"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#210663