Cabinet, 11.5 x 11.0 x 6.4 cm
Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdan, Chihuahua, Mexico
Firstly, the luster on this is astonishing, like wet sugar. Many mineral specimens have been likened in appearance to flowers. This specimen is a case study in the metaphor. Here, snow white fingers of botryoidal calcite have been mostly covered by a second generation of calcite that is more or less colorless; but which has incredible wet or waxy luster and an eerie translucence. The largest tentacle-like measures 5.0 cm in length. Ex. Martin Lewadny Collection.