Babingtonite on Prehnite

Qiaojia County, Zhaotong Prefect., Yunnan Prov., China
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 6.0 x 2.0 cm
Start Time: 04/22/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/28/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Lustrous, jet-black, babingtonite prisms are aesthetically clustered on the starkly contrasting crust of glassy, pretty mint-green, bladed prehnite intermixed with quartz crystals. The large doubly terminated babingtonite is 2.2 cm. This Chinese locality has recently produced some of the finest babingtonites in the world. An excellent and very showy combination specimen. valued $400. if from Massachusetts, this would be a $2500 piece! the chinese material has redefined what the average quality a collector can own, for this species, can go up to.

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