This is a very rare example of mn-axinite from a small find in the mine in the 1990s. It is considered to be an extremely rich example, for what it is, and I have not even seen another for sale! And, moreover, it happens to be quite attractive . 3.7 x 3.0 x 1.9 cm
ex. Dr. Mark Feinglos
This is a very rare example of mn-axinite from a small find in the mine in the 1990s. It is considered to be an extremely rich example, for what it is, and I have not even seen another for sale! And, moreover, it happens to be quite attractive .
ex. Martin Zinn
Rare, sharp crystals of the axinite group species manganaxinite to 4mm , perched on minutely crystallized rhodonite with quartz. Beautiful combination piece.
Sharp, very gemmy, crystals to 7mm are covering this contrasting matrix. A good old Swiss locality, that I was not previously familiar with.
ex. Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences
Most people today do not realize that before the finds from California and the Ural Mountains, in the last couple of decades, the world's best gem axinites came from Brazil (even if larger ones came rarely from Japan in the 1800s, they weren't gemmy). Bahia today produces many other minerals, but the axinite deposit seems to be gone. This beautiful, gemmy, transparent crystal is nearly a floater...it is doubly-terminated, but with a small contact on one tip. It has some minor edge wear, which is more obvious in the photos than in person and is not so very detracting given the size and age of the piece. According to museum records, this was in a Donahue collection.
Mined in 2005, this sharp axinite specimen features two large crystals (to 3 cm) that rise elegantly in back of a cluster of smaller crystals. Good axinite specimens are rare for this locality, and this nice-sized full miniature is particularly aesthetic as an example.
A very thick , floater axinite crystal from the famous Urals deposits that were producing in the 1980s. This is an oustanding crystal for lustre and symmetry of form , especially for the price. It has some very mior edge abrasions, but none that are significant enough to bother me or show off in a distracting manner.
VERY RARE OLD CLASSIC! This very lustrous crystal of clove brown axinite is from the centuries-old ore deposits of Cornwall, England.
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