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Stilbite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection) viewBack to FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday January 17th, 2019

Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey
  • Starting Time:1/10/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/17/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:5.2 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm

Description:The famous Prospect Park Quarry is one of the most impressive (and under appreciated) Zeolite localities in the world. This quarry has produced some amazing specimens in the last 100 years. This specimen features several, rather lustrous, translucent / gemmy, golden honey-colored Stilbite "sheaves" intergrown to form a wonderful showy overall specimen. The largest Stilbite measures 2.1 cm long. No real matrix to speak of on the back of the piece. Excellent condition as most of the crystals are pristine. Sadly, this great New Jersey locality is being filled in for a housing development (like so many of the great Trap Rock localities in this area), and pieces like this one will be never be collected again. This piece came out in 2014, and is really attractive for the locality and the species. Several smaller "blades" of Stilbite and some attached matrix make for an eye-catching touch.

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