A fine, old and quite large Axinite from Cornwall, ex. Hugh Ford and Ara Dildilian. The blocky matrix is richly covered with quite lustrous and gemmy Axinite crystals to about 1 CM in size. While there are some bruised crystals on the specimen there are also many complete and fine as well. The vintage is likely more than 75 years old as that was the era when Dildalian was acquiring minerals from Ford. Hugh Fords US Mineral business spanned 1945 to 1957 though he was a collector in England since 1916.