Londonite with Liddicoatite

Antsongombato gem mine, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm
Start Time: 05/21/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/28/2009 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A showy combination specimen that includes the ULTRA RARE species, londonite, the cesium-dominant analogue of rhodizite. Two, gemmy and lustrous, sharp londonite crystals to 1.5 cm with pleasing pastel-yellow color dominate 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 $500-700.

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