Sphene Var. Titanite
Ankarafa, Vohemar District, Sava Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
Thumbnail, 3.1 x 1.5 x 0.1 cm
This "window pane" crystal of titanite is limpid, glassy and gemmy. It exhibits a VIVID, saturated emerald-green color. The piece is a killer large thumbnail/toenail/small miniature specimen. I obtained this the first time around 2002, and have not seen others of such saturated intensity since. Superb example from these important finds for the species, most of which trickled out around 1999-2003.