Dims: 1.6 x 1.2 x 0.9" (4.0 x 3.0 x 2.3 cm)
Wt: 17 g
Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
A cluster of highly warped and intergrown Babingtonite crystals rests on the gray base of this small hand specimen. This cluster has dimensions of 0.8 x 0.6 x 0.5" (1.9 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm) and shows no damage. However, it shows very little definite triclinic form due to the intense intergrowth of the crystals. All have the standard black color and vitreous to pearly luster. They appear to rest on a layer of crystalline apophyllite that partly covers the basalt base rock