Dims: 3.2 x 1.8 x 1.5" (8.0 x 4.6 x 3.8 cm)
Wt: 3.0 oz. (87 g)
Westfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
At least 20 short, tabular Babingtonite crystals rest on the basaltic base of this cabinet specimen. They are generally in very good condition, showing little damage, and are difficult to isolate, as they are heavily intergrown. However, a few of them appear to reach or even exceed 0.2" (5 mm) in length or width. Though their intergrowth interferes, their triclinic tabular form appears to be good. All have the common black color and a rather dull, waxy luster, and are completely opaque. The basalt base on which they rest is covered with a thin druse of tiny quartz crystals- some of these have an almost blade-like, flattened form.