Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.8 x 4.1 cm
Antsongombato, Betafo Region, Madagascar
Ex. Dr. David London
Usually, a newly described mineral species is but a speck on its host matrix. Not so londonite, from Madagascar, which has been a valid species less than 10 years. In this particular specimen, where the crystal is 2.1 cm across, the translucence, luster, and yellow color on white sugary quartz make this piece outstanding. To boot, this one came out of the personal collection of its namesake, David London. I actually got this from Dave London years ago and it comes with his signed card.