Dims: 2.4 x 1.6 x 1.5" (6.0 x 4.1 x 3.7 cm)
Wt: 2.99 oz. (84.7 g)
Khandivali, Bombay, India
This small specimen consists of a small cluster of heavily-intergrown Babingtonite crystals that rests on a basalt base. These crystals are all similar in size and each has approximate dimensions of 6 x 3 x 2 mm. They are in excellent condition, showing no damage, and have excellent triclinic, wedge-shaped form. They are black and opaque, and have a bright pearly-to-vitreous luster. The Babingtonites are accompanied by a flat cluster of laumontites, and rests on a bed of tiny quartz crystals that covers the base rock. This bed, however, appears to be covered with a powdery deposit of basaltic silt.