Xianghualing polymetallic ore field, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Cabinet, 10.8 x 9.2 x 7.8 cm
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Translucent, gray-green botryoidal aggregates of greenish-gray gibbsite, to 1.0 cm across, are aesthetically emplaced deep in a vug. I really like the sculptural quality of this specimen and that it shows a whole, entire pocket as found (aside from the quality of the crystallization itself). The shape and look of the botryoidal aggregates are reminiscent of Arkansas wavellite. This is a very RICH, fine specimen with unusually large botryoidal crystallization - rarely seen in the find, and thus the pieces stands out from the rest here for that reason.