Blackbird Mine, Blackbird Mining District, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA
Thumbnail, 1.8 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm
Ex. J. Rukin Jelks

There are only a few places in the world where superb crystals of Ludlamite are found, and this exemplary specimen is from the premier US locality, the Blackbird Mine in Idaho. Quite translucent and highly lustrous, these apple-green, 'coffin-shaped', tabular crystals form an excellent cluster. Great, and simple, aesthetics. Outstanding quality, probably from finds during the 50s and 60s.