Celestite Crystal "Chrysanthemum" Stone

This piece is from an area near the Daxi river in China. It consists of a jet-black slate matrix that hosts a radiating cluster of white celestite crystals. The celestite formed in the slate and is exposed by cutting and grinding the stone. This stone measures 2 3/4 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/8 inches or 70 x 54 x 35 mm.