Londonite and Liddicoatite in Quartz

Antsongombato gem mine, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.6 x 4.0 cm
Start Time: 03/05/2009 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/12/2009 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A very showy combination specimen that includes the ULTRA RARE species, londonite, the cesium-dominant analogue of rhodizite. A large, gemmy and lustrous, 3.0 x 2.8 cm, sharp londonite crystal with pleasing pastel-yellow color dominates a quartz-rich pegmatite vein that includes lustrous, cranberry-red liddicoatite crystals. It is UNCOMMON to see both londonite and liddicoatite in such richness together in a specimen. The large londonite crystal is PRISTINE, which is uncommon in itself. Valued $900-1250.

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