Dragon Minerals - Update January 13, 2019

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RF458: Calcite in Septarian Nodule - $50
Muddy Creek, Orderville, Kane County, Utah
Large cabinet - 24 x 16 x 6 cm (9.4 x 6.3 x 2.4 inches)
Weight - 3886 grams (8.56 pounds)
ex Roy Foerster collection
Specimen status: Available     Send an email to order

The Muddy Creek locality is quite famous for producing exceptional septarian nodules (concretions), which start as rather ugly, generic potato-like rocks (last photo) until sawn open. Here we have a very fine example; the central hole is lined with a thin, first generation brown deposit (presumably calcite). The second calcite generation (yellow) completely filled the remaining void. The branching pattern radiating out from the central hole is appealing. The cut and polish is also excellent. Green fluorescence under both shortwave and longwave UV is seen. An outstanding septarian nodule example, free of damage, and which displays very nicely!

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