Sakoany (Sankoany) deposit, Katsepy Commune, Mitsinjo District, Boeny Region, Mahajanga (Majunga) Province, Madagascar
Small Cabinet, 8.1 x 7.8 x 4.4 cm
It is very difficult to remove gemmy, undamaged, clusters of celestine, like this one, from the large geodes in which they form. The aesthetic arrangement of the lustrous, transparent, sky blue, prismatic crystals, to 6.0 cm in length, helps make this Celestine, a winner. I normally look righ tpast the stuff...its usually just "stuff," in mass quantities. But THIS ONE stands above, and is simply a fine mineral specimen by any standard. It is so glassy and dramatic and gemmy, that I could see this in place amongst many more expensive and "rare" gem crystals in any fine collection. This is a caliber for the find that not 1 in 1000 pieces reach. I just cannot rave about it enough. In person, by the way, the color and luster and glassiness are all much more intesne!