Babingtonite, Prehnite
Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 5.8 x 3.8 cm
Lane & Sons Traprock quarries, Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
This quarry is one of the most classic locales in New England, and the association of Babingtonite with Prehnite almost immediately invokes thoughts of the Lane & Sons Traprock quarries. This piece is a good reference specimen hosting black, bladed crystal of Babingtonite with soft green color, lutrous Prehnite on matrix. This piece comes from the collection of noted Colorado geologist Allen Heyl.