Dragon Minerals - Update July 28, 2019

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Babingtonite Quartz, and Epidote
Malmberget, Gällivare, Norrbotten County, Sweden
Small cabinet - 6.7 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm (2.6 x 1.8 x 1.7 inches)
190 grams (0.42 pounds)
Specimen status: Sold

Matte, blocky and deep black crystals of babingtonite on matrix, with minor quartz points and a patch of pistachio green epidote. Individual babingtonite crystals reach 9 mm. Some are complete, others not. Mindat does not list babingtonite for this locality, but based on the minerals that are listed, babingtonite is quite reasonable. So this could be just an overlooked species, or perhaps something more special for the locality? A good representative specimen with multiple display angles possible.

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