Cahnite With Borcarite
Small Cabinet, 7.7 x 6.0 x 2.8 cm
Huanggangliang mine, Keshiketeng Qi, Chifeng city, Inner Mongolia, China
One of the few larger pieces of the single pocket found and with among the largest cahnites, too!: A large, doubly terminated borcarite crystal measuring 1.9 cm in length, highlights this cluster of lustrous and translucent, seafoam green crystals. The borcarite is world class, literally, and aesthetic on its own merits. But more than that, the specimen is festooned with probably a hundred sharp, lustrous grayish- white cahnite crystals to 2 mm in size. Both species are beautiful, and truly rare, here. The price is a little higher than others because the color on the larger pieces isn't always as blue as in the smaller ones, and this piece is more colorful than most.