7.7" Freestanding Banded Zebra Calcite - Mexico

 
This is a 7.7" tall, freestanding banded zebra calcite specimen that was collected and sculpted in Mexico. It features gorgeous alternating bands of black, brown, white and golden calcite/aragonite. The bases has been cut flat, allowing for aesthetic presentation without the need for a display stand.

Zebra calcite is a banded formation of calcite/aragonite (CaCO3) that comes out of Mexico. It can also be found on the market labeled as "banded aragonite", "zebra aragonite" and "phantom banded calcite". It often features alternating layers of white, black, brown and golden yellow calcite. The color changes are a result of layered deposition in which different impurities resulted in varied coloration over time.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Calcite
LOCATION
Mexico
SIZE
7.7 x 4.7"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#129468