Manganbabingtonite, Prehnite
Ganzhizhou Mine, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
Small Cabinet, 5.4 x 3.7 x 3.0 cm
A SUPEB cluster of blocky, striated, moderately lustrous, black manganbabingtonite crystals aesthetically set on a very complimentary matrix of translucent balls of bladed, sea-green prehnite. This outstanding combination piece is from recent finds at the Ganzhizhou Mine of China. Manganbabingtonite is an ULTRA-RARE silicate and this is a really good one. The manganbabingtonites are damage-free.