Botryoidal Prehnite with Babingtonite and Quartz Crystals from Meigu Co.
Dimension: 9.3cm x 6.1cm x 3.7cm
Locality: Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
This is a complete floater! Translucent, pastel lime-green botryoidal Prehnite aesthetically grown on a bed of water-cleared Quartz points, gorgeous! This was found in November 2019 in the Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co. in China, a world-class locale renowned for their crystal clear Quartz points, Prehnite and Babingtonite fine specimens. Some of the Quartz Points are Double Terminated and vertically "pierced" through the matrix.
The greatest and rarest feature of this specimen is the jet black, highly glassy Babingtonite which formed as prismatic crystals richly and aesthetically scattered on the matrix in places. Babingtonite rarely formed as prismatic crystals but most often as small flat plates and in grainy, platy aggregates. Some of the Quartz crystals on the matrix are optic-clear. This is such a complex piece with a lot of details, outstanding and mesmerizing!