Parisite (Montana!)

Snowbird mine, Alberton, Mineral Co., Montana
Miniature, 3.7 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm
Start Time: 01/30/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/04/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A very rare, very large, sharply tapering, parisite crystal from the Snowbird Mine of Montana. This complete all-around, pristine, yellowish-brown crystal has moderate to flashy luster and classic pseudohexagonal form. Parisite is a rare, rare-earth carbonate and the Snowbird Mine is a rare earth pegmatite. OLD, seldom seen material, with most production in 1955-56.

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