- Silver Crater Mine (Basin Property), Faraday Township, Bancroft District, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada
- Miniature, 4.0 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm
A huge, sharp and euhedral, reddish-brown betafite crystal with moderate luster from one of the most important classic localities for the species, the Silver Crater Mine of Bancroft, Ontario, Canada. A complete-all-around textbook crystal with only trivial edge-wear. The contact is on the bottom. This very fine old-time specimen was collected in the 1950s.