Babingtonite, Prehnite, Quartz
Qiaojia, Qiaojia Co., Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
Cabinet, 13.7 x 7.4 x 2.6 cm
An extraordinary and very rich cabinet plate, in which a fine group of lustrous, prismatic, black babingtonite crystals to 2.3 cm cover the specimen. This fine specimen is aesthetically and dramatically divided by a band of quartz crystals and spheroidal green prehnite. Part of the backside is also richly covered with babingtonite crystals.