59mm x 28mm

57mm x 27mm

This piece is interesting owing to the fine subtle and painterly colouration, the mixture of fortification markings and stalactitic inclusions and the above average size of the nodule. It was discovered in the banks of shingle higher up on the beach south of Lunan Water, during the summer of 2014. The appearance of the nodule from the outside was unusual,  showing signs of stalactitic markings. So I had it set aside for special attention as regards its cutting. I was not disappointed. 

            Of particular merit, are the prominent stalactites penetrating the quartz on the left side of the lower half. These are unusual in distinction and regularity of placement, and catch the eye immediately upon viewing. More please.