5.5" Sharp Black BABINGTONITE Crystals to 10mm on Matrix Deerfield MA for sale

$200.00
Product Code: EB0519BABMA4
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Location Cheapside Quarry, Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA
Size 5.5" x 4.1" x 2.1"
Suggested Stand Large 3.4" Peg Stand

I collected this specimen myself in 1989 at the Cheapside Quarry, and it has been in my collection since then. It is a lovely specimen of dark black babingtonite on a gray basalt, with the crystals occurring in vugs in the matrix. The crystals, which are up to .4", have a sharply prismatic tabular shape, and are fairly lustrous. Babingtonite is the state mineral of Massachusetts, and this is an excellent example of this rare mineral.