Puiva (Pouyva) Mount, Saranpaul, Prepolar Ural, Khanty-Mansi (Khanty Mansiysk) Okrug, Tyumenskaya Oblast', Western-Siberian Region, Russia
Small Cabinet, 8.7 x 4.5 x 1.0 cm
This is one of the now-famous floater axinites, gemmy and complete all around, that came out in the late 1980s from this remote mining region. They were gone from the market shortly after, and haven't come out since that time. They stand as being the world's finest axinite crystals of size, to my mind, for the extreme glassiness, luster, and sharpness of form. This one is truly exceptional, one of the best for the size! 8.7 x 4.5 x 1 cm