Babingtonite and Calcite
Small Cabinet, 5.5 x 4.8 x 3.7 cm
Lane & Son traprock quarries, Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
Ex. Kay Robertson
The Lane & Son trap rock quarries are certainly among the most famous Babingtonite localities in the United States. This attractive and classic small cab features a 1.7 cm bladed Babingtonite sitting in a pocket of Calcite crystals, all on basalt matrix. The face of the Babingtonite crystal has moderate luster, and the super-sharp, beveled edges are striated with a high luster. There is a small amount of edge wear in one spot, but the overall aesthetics are quite good. This piece came from the collection of noted California collector Ed Oyler and was #12467 in Kay's collection. Quality Massachusetts Babingtonites such as this are awfully hard to find these days.
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