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Chyrsanthemum Rock Specimen

A beauty of a specimen of celestite on Vyroxene, a natural wonder in stone. This is from Changsha, Hunan in China and purchased at the Tucson Rock and Gem Show in February this year. This macro of the specimen (about 1/2 pound and the size of a baseball) is best seen large. The chrysanthemum name comes from the beautiful floral-like patterns of the white celestite.

 

See other specimens from a dealer here:

www.coloradogem.com/index.php?display=chrysanthemum

 

This is what another dealer describes as the formation:

"These "Chrysanthemum" Flowers, frozen in stone, are natural occurrences of celestite crystals in a limestone matrix. Found in Liuyang County, Hunan Province in China. The Chrysanthemum Stone Flower has been highly prized as a marvel of nature. Once polished and carved to show the wondrous flower, it is a soothing object for contemplation and meditation."

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Uploaded on June 21, 2007