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Babingtonite on Calcite

#PD33196R

Babingtonite on Calcite

#PD33196R
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 10.5 x 5 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
Ca2Fe2+Fe3+Si5O14(OH) (RRUFF)
Locality
West Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, United States

Clusters of quite large striated lustrous black Babingtonite to 2cm that appear to be etched out of a layer of course white Calcite on matrix. These are huge crystals for the species and virtually free of damage. Excellent specimen for the Mass. collector!!

Babingtonite

Formula
Ca2Fe2+Fe3+Si5O14(OH) 
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Druse, Radial 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
brownish black, greenish black, black 
Streak
brown 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
5.5-6 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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