For sale is a gemmy axinite on matrix from Dalnegorsk, Russia. This features a plate with a number of razor sharp axinite crystals, the color seen with some lighting is a strong gemmy purple , with a green/yellow appearance in the center, I must emphasis these crystals are absolutely transparent! A small face on the top of the large crystal has a frosting of the matrix material, as shown in one pic. Exceptionally good material collected in the early 1990s. Fine matrix axinites with discreet crystalisation are not common today, this is a particularly fine example with supberb crystal placement. Interestingly a little known fact about axinite is that it has both pyroelectric and piezoelectric properties, similar to tourmaline. Largest crystal 31mm across!!Fine undamaged material. Ex Chris Benotic collection.
WEST BOR PIT, DALNEGORSK, EASTERN RUSSIA
77 x 60 x 46mm