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Item #10355
$ 475
Babingtonite and Prehnite on Quartz
Qiaojia Co., Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province, Chinahire

These babingtonites from China have redefined the species. THat's a pity, for me, because I live in the Northeast of the U.S., and we used to be known for the world's best babingtonites. No longer. China has taken the lead. This is a nice combination piece. It is a thin plate of quartz, crystallized on both sides. A group of matte-finished babingtonites occupies the top corner of the quartz plate. They are surrounded by a few prehnite balls. So, three minerals in one specimen. There is no damage anywhere...so people would characterize this as a floater as everything is crystallized all around. The piece measures 11.5 x 9.5 x 2.3 cm. The babingtonites are up to 1.3 x 1.1 x 0.4 cm.

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