Babingtonite, Prehnite, Quartz
Qiaojia, Qiaojia Co., Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
Cabinet, 10.9 x 5.8 x 4.4 cm
An extraordinary and very rich cabinet specimen, in which a group of lustrous, prismatic, black babingtonite crystals to 1.7 cm dominate the skyline. This fine combination specimen is aesthetically enhanced on a matrix of tilted, layered quartz and spheroidal green prehnite. Some of the large crystals have cleaved terminations, as they were contacted against the top of the pocket.