Cahnite With Borcarite (Best Cahnite Miniature in Lot)
Miniature, 4.6 x 3.4 x 1.9 cm
Huanggangliang mine, Keshiketeng Qi, Chifeng city, Inner Mongolia, China
A superb, aesthetic miniature - one of the finest overall. Borcarite crystals, to 1 cm in length, are lustrous and translucent. The color approaches a teal blue and attractive. 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.