Celestite Crystal "Chrysanthemum" Stone

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  • Item Category: Natural History
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 22, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House
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.