Chondrodite (old classic) ex Univ. of Arizona

Tilly Foster Mine, Brewster, Putnam Co., New York
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.4 x 2.1 cm
Start Time: 12/03/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/10/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

An old-time, classic and showy piece from the long-closed Tilly Foster Mine of New York of sharp, lustrous, ALL gemmy, color-zoned, chondrodite crystals to 8 mm nicely concentrated on the top edge of a sliver of magnetite ore. The crystals are gemmier, overall, than most specimen we have seen and have gorgeous cherry-red or orange-red zones. This is an excellent piece from this famous iron mine (magnetite ore), that closed in 1897! This is one of THE most classic and desirable of old East Coast locales. The magnet likes this magnetite ore! Ex University of Arizona Collection and comes with an old Lazard Cahn label, a prominent U.S. dealer from the mid-1890s til his death in 1940. Valued $500-750

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