Albite With Hematite
Enosburg Falls Stone Quarry, Enosburgh, Franklin County, Vermont
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 6.2 x 3.9 cm
A heavy matrix lined with tiny vesicles of what might be epidote is the matrix for many, tabular, splendent, gray hematite crystals, to 7 mm across. Scattered atop the hematite crystals are tabular, exceptionally glassy and gemmy, colorless crystals of albite to 2 cm across. The combination of colors and textures is outstanding. Both species are present here in very fine quality and both are sparkly and bright. At least one of the larger albite crystals is twinned, displaying a classic re-entrant angle. Wonderful combo specimen!