Babingtonite, Prehnite
Qiaojia, Qiaojia Co., Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 3.9 x 2.7 cm
An extraordinary and very rich plate, in which a showy group of lustrous, prismatic, black babingtonite crystals to 3.2 cm cover both sides of the specimen. This fine specimen is aesthetically highlighted by spheroidal green prehnite and small clusters of quartz crystals. The two large babingtonite crystals on the front are pristine and are doubly terminated.