Betafite With Zircon
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm
Silver Crater Mine, Cardiff, Ontario, Canada
Ex. Martin Lewadny
An exceptional cluster of euhedral, sharp Betafite crystals, the largest of which is an amazing 1.8 cm across. These heavily modified cuboctahedrons are brown, with a vitreous waxy luster. Included in their surface are several reddish Zircon crystals - unusual! It is unusual to find these Betafites in such good-quality crystals and with a nice patina to them. Slightly radioactive, and rare in this quality.