Babingtonite on Prehnite
Small Cabinet, 8.6 x 5.9 x 3.4 cm
Lane & Sons Traprock quarries, Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
Ex. Eric Asselborn
Lane Quarry babingtonite on prehnite is one of those beautiful classics of a "rare ugly" that is worthy of any collection, whether scientific or display-based - or both, as I would prefer. This is a very attractive, balanced combination specimen with the highest quality, lustrous, sharp black babingtonites perched on deep green, lustrous, hilly prehnite crystals. The prehnite in the middle is 2 cm, the largest babingtonite 1 cm. The luster, sharpness, and jet black quality is what made this quarry so famous for the mineral. Ex. Eric Asselborn Collection