Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Miniature, 4.3 x 2.6 x 1.8 cm
A truly superb miniature with excellent color and luster, that is also complete all around. Note also how well-formed the unusually sharp the stepped terminations are! Only a very few specimens had such sharp form, and those usually have dull luster at the termination (though not this one! It is a little dark and brown in spots but does have luster). Front, back, and sides are shown so you can see it is complete. Note also the very good translucency when backlit (bottom panel). The little white dot is a small analcime crystal. This is an underappreciated species, to my reckoning, and long after MSH closes people will be considering it an essential part of any fine collection because of the beauty and rarity