Prehnite, Stellerite & Epidote
Diamonkara, Bendougou Diako, Bafoulabe Circle
4.2 x 3.7 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
A very esthetic surprise from recent finds in Mali, yellow and green Prehnites with associated Epidote in a colorful arrangement. The Prehnites are distinctively crystallized and have great 3 dimensional form, the Stellerites were recently identified by x ray, they look soemwhat like Stilbite. Very nice luster and a great value as Mali is now much less productive.
Barite on Quartz
Jinkouhe town, Ebian
7.7 x 5.2 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
pre Tucson 2015 update
A delicate mineral sculpture with very sharp form. This presents outstanding form and arrangement that is unusually eyecatching for a colorless specimen! Older (about 2004) Chinese specimen with gemmy Barites some of which have white phantoms. The condition is pristine and that is quite amazing given the delicacy of this piece.