Boracite (Type Loc.)
Luneburg, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Miniature, 4.7 x 2.9 x 2.4 cm
Ex. Al Ordway
A lustrous and translucent, dark gray-green boracite crystal, measuring 1.2 cm in length, is perched aesthetically on top of a color contrasting light gray matrix. What makes this additionally special is the presence of penetration twin boracite crystal on the very top termination of the underlying crystal. This is a classic, textbook example of this rare species from its ancient type locality, and seldom seen in such an aesthetic piece today. Also, the crystal size and quality is relatively large, and very choice for this material.