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Babingtonite with Prehnite and Quartz
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu County, Liangshan Yi Pref.
Sichuan Province, China
7.8 x 6.1 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
Spring 2020

a cluster of sharp Babingtonite crystals perched nicely on a matrix of Prehnite and clear Quartz crystals. The Babingtonite has good mid range natural luster, in our experience the very bright luster on some pieces is often a result of an oiling or plastic coating, which is for us a form of fakery. This is clearly a fully natural specimen ex Shields Flynn collection. For almost a century the wolds best Babingtonites were from a small quarry in Western Massachusetts. Very few were ever found of this size and quality. Even today a specimen from Massachusets this fine would be sold quickly for thousands. The Chinese discovery has allowed many more people to own a choice piece for reasonable cost..




Babingtonite with Prehnite and Quartz
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu County, Liangshan Yi Pref.
Sichuan Province, China
7.8 x 6.1 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
Spring 2020

a cluster of sharp Babingtonite crystals perched nicely on a matrix of Prehnite and clear Quartz crystals. The Babingtonite has good mid range natural luster, in our experience the very bright luster on some pieces is often a result of an oiling or plastic coating, which is for us a form of fakery. This is clearly a fully natural specimen ex Shields Flynn collection. For almost a century the wolds best Babingtonites were from a small quarry in Western Massachusetts. Very few were ever found of this size and quality. Even today a specimen from Massachusets this fine would be sold quickly for thousands. The Chinese discovery has allowed many more people to own a choice piece for reasonable cost..