6.4" Black BABINGTONITE Crystals on White Barite+Calcite Massachusetts for sale

$100.00
Product Code: EB0619BABMA4
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Location Lane Quarry, Westfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA
Size 6.4" x 3.9" x 1.9"
Suggested Stand Large 3.4" Peg Stand

Here is a specimen of the rare mineral babingtonite, from the Lane Quarry in Westfield, Massachusetts. Babingtonite is the Massachusetts state mineral. The crystals are sharply formed and are colored a lustrous jet black and are set in and on a matrix of bladed white barite (uncommon at this locality) along with sharp calcite crystals, all on a thin layer of basalt. The dramatic contrast helps make this is a great display specimen.