Miniature, 3.2 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm
San Piero in Campo, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
Ex. Giancarlo Fioravanti
Good Petalites from Elba are uncommon, and in very high demand as are any minerals from these old mines. This is a huge, gemmy crystal for the locality. This classic "Castorite," as these were once referred to, is etched and gemmy. For those so inclined, this has a mass of 7 grams, much of it cuttable. A very good specimen of considerable importance for the locality, acquired in 1981 at the Munich show.