Yugawaralite (RARE Iceland locality) (ex Shields Flynn Collection)

Hvalstöd, Hvalfjörður, Hvalfjarðarsveit, Western Region, Iceland
Toenail, 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm
Start Time: 07/29/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/06/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

Yugawaralite is a very rare zeolite species, originally found at the Yugawara Hot Spring, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. These days, the vast majority of the specimens you'll see on the market are from various trap rock localities in India, but THIS piece is a notably hard to find specimen from Hvalstöd, Iceland! While there are many well-known zeolite species found in Iceland, Yugawaralite is rarely seen. This toenail sized piece hosts many excellent quality, sharp, thin, bladed colorless gem quality crystals measuring up to 3 mm on basalt matrix. A really cool specimen that would make a fine addition to any zeolite suite. From the collection of Shields Flynn, who personally collected the specimen while on a field trip to Iceland with Harvard University.

Did You Know We Offer Custom Bases?

Learn More