Sapphirine With Phlogopite and Scapolite
Miniature, 5.1 x 3.4 x 3.0 cm
Androy, Malagasy Republic
Ex. Martin Zinn
Sapphirine is rarely found in such sharp, nicely formed crystals as from these recent discoveries in Madagascar. This is an exceptional piece that was valued at $1200 to me, in the collection. The major crystal is 2.5 cm long and doubly-terminated. It is sharp and waxy in luster. Smaller crystals are all over the backside. Overall, its not so ugly as you normally would get for the fact, its ALMOST pretty! And I am sure it is a very fine one, but I lowered the price a bit anyhow.