This is a specimen of fully terminated prehnite crystals, from the little seen location, Bellevue Gold mine, Leinster, W.Aust. A little research will show that while prehnite can be considered a reasonably common mineral, it rarely forms distinct crystals. The crystals are very well formed sharp triangular blades, with a pale green body color (not easily seen in the pics.) with transparent tip and translucent base. This is a wonderful display specimen of a mineral that rarely crystallizes, prehnite. It is very interesting as it comes from a location rarely seen for specimen, the Bellevue Gold Mine, Leinster, W.Aust. The prehnite crystals are all very well developed, and sharp, they are actually way better in the hand, they were a bit hard to photograph. The specimen is in perfect condition. These were discovery by “Shorty” Keating, about 25 years ago. Apart from a Tasmanian location (which produced a few specimen) this small find from the Bellevue Gold mine, is the only other location in Australia. I know of that well formed, crystals of prehnite have been found. Please remember our prices are in Australian dollars. RARE!
BELLEVUE GOLD MINE, LEINSTER, LEONORA SHIRE, W.AUST.
48 x 37 x 29mm.