A Large Mineral Stalagmite Specimen 600-800 B.C.

Origin: Unknown
Period: 600-800 B.C.
Provenance: Unknown
Date: Formed over Many Centuries 600-800B.C. Approx.
Width: 15”
Height: 29.5”
Depth: 12”

The attractively formed cave formation specimen, being sun bleached, standing at over two feet tall in milky white limestone deposits showing attractive bulbous formations formed over thousands of years.

In good overall condition she has some small cracks and is naturally weathered. There is a drilled hole to the base for mounting to a rod.

Stalagmites, some of the most familiar cave formations, are best known as upward-growing, massive calcite mounds deposited from drip water. The largest known stalagmite in the world is 62.2 metres (204 ft) high and is located in the cave of Cueva Martin Infierno, Cuba.

It can take a very long time for most to form, they usually grow anywhere between a quarter-inch and an inch every century with some over 190,000 years old. As an average growth rate of ½ an inch for every 100 years, this makes this particular specimen (very approximately) 1,475 years old, so it would have started to form at around the time of 700-800 BC when the empire of Japan was being established, for instance.

Nature’s own great sculptural masterpiece, a wonderfully tactile wonder and conversation starter.