Babingtonite on Prehnite

Qiaojia, Yunnan Province, China
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.7 x 1.8 cm
Start Time: 05/13/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/21/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Babingtonite is an uncommon silicate and this showy and excellent Chinese specimen features at 1.3 cm, sharp, lustrous and striated, black babingtonite crystal jauntily set on a two-sided crust of lustrous, translucent, pastel-green, botryoidal prehnite. This cutie is from recent finds at Qiaojia, Yunnan Province and is valued at $420 on the former dealer label.

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