Babingtonite, Prehnite

Specimen ID: 208-KGM

Babingtonite : Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Prehnite : Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
As recorded:
Lane & Son traprock quarries, Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
Mindat locality:
10cm x 6cm x 3cm

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Sparkling, black crystals of babingtonite (the state mineral of Massachusetts) with a hemispherical green prehnite crystal formation in the center. Clean and undamaged. With old label from Baldwin. Stands upright with additional support. Ex. Robert C. Linck (1905-1970). Overall size of mineral specimen: 10x6x3 cm. Size of individual crystals: .5-5 mm.
John Betts - 16th April 2003
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