3.3" ShinyBlack BABINGTONITE Rare Bladed Crystals onPrehnite Amherst MA for sale

Product Code: EB1018BABMA4
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Location Notch Quarry, Amherst, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA
Size 3.3" x 3.0" x 2.1"
Suggested Stand Medium 2.5" Peg Stand

Here is a classic specimen of babingtonite featuring dense nests of lustrous, jet-black bladed crystals (an unusual crystal habit for babingtonite). The babingtonite overgrows and aesthetically covers light mint-green botryoidal prehnite. This is showy, damage-free, and rare combination material from this noted traprock (basalt) quarry that opened in 1897. I collected this piece in 1997 from the quarry, which is perched on the ridge between Amherst and South Hadley, MA. Babingtonite is the state mineral of Massachusetts.