Babingtonite, Prehnite, Quartz
Qiaojia, Qiaojia Co., Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
Cabinet, 12.9 x 9.3 x 3.5 cm
A spectacular cabinet piece of babingtonite, backed by prehnite and quartz. All of the babingtonite crystals are pristine. There are two generations of babingtonite. The first generation consists of jet black, lusterous crystals to 1.8 cm. The second generation is micro crystals that can be found on the babingtonite, prehnite, and quartz. The backside has more prehnite and less babingtonite. From finds of 2008-2009.