Cahnite With Borcarite
Small Cabinet, 8.1 x 4.8 x 3.1 cm
Huanggangliang mine, Keshiketeng Qi, Chifeng city, Inner Mongolia, China

One of the few larger pieces of the single pocket found: This is a solid mass of crystallized borcarite crystals to 1.3 cm in length with several exhibiting a foliated or parallel growth arrangement The crystals, a few of which are doubly terminated, are lustrous and translucent with a lovely seafoam green color. HUNDREDS of sharp grayish-white crystals of cahnite to 1 mm (maybe a bit more) are scattered over the borcarite crystals.