This fine specimen is richly covered with myrtle leaf shaped brown crystals of Axinite, accompanied by golden metallic Pyrite and glassy, multifaceted Calcite. The Axinite itself is sharp edged, highly lustrous and almost well terminated. Definitely an uncommon combination piece from the mines at Dalnegorsk with sharp curving crystals. Note that this is not to be confused with the far more common Axinites from Puiva in the Ural Mountains. You can note it by the distinct crystal style of robust, curving crystals that are fatter and more opaque than Puiva material, much like the old Japanese material in fact. These specimens were found in the late 1990s. Ex Armin Wendland Collection.