Boracite (old - Type Locality)

Kalkberg hill, Luneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
Thumbnail, 0.9 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm (2 Pieces)
Start Time: 04/01/2010 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/08/2010 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Boracite is a rare borate found in evaporite deposits and this rare and excellent, old-time, 2-piece deal is from the Type Locality - the famous Kalkberg Hill of Lower Saxony, Germany. This locality is a saltdome caprock and the hill is now a nature conservation park, with collecting supposedly prohibited. Two, sharp, translucent, orthorhombic boracite crystals to 9 mm are enclosed in a 6.6 cm glass test tube with a cork stopper. Comes with an old, faded Ward's label. The collection this came out of was a museum stash dating to prior to World War I.

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