Analcime (Type Loc.)
Cyclopean Islands, Acitrezza, Etna, Catania Province, Sicily, Italy
Miniature, 6.0 x 3.0 x 1.4 cm
Ex. Al Ordway
From the ancient type locality for analcime in the Mount Etna volcano complex of Sicily, here we have a cluster of superbly-terminated, limpid, glassy and gemmy crystals. They are sharp and perhaps the most gemmy analcime I have seen from any lcoale, and reach to 1.5 cm across. These are TEXTBOOK and important, for the type locality of this species. As well, it is a nice display specimen, too.