Pectolite (rare pink color) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)

Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey
Cabinet, 11.8 x 6.1 x 6.0 cm
Start Time: 05/19/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/26/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

The Millington Quarry was over 100 years old when it recently cloed (it opened in 1895). Starting in the late 1970's the quarry reopened and started producing a large number of some of the most interesting and beloved specimens from this incredible Trap Rock quarry. This is one of the most famous Trap Rock quarries in New Jersey and it perhaps its greatest claim to fame are its spectacular Pectolite specimens. This particular pieces hosts several classic soft pale pink color radiating spherical aggregates of Pectolite measuring up to 1.7 cm on matrix. This locality produced the finest (if not the ONLY) pink Pectolite in the world. Now that the mineralized zone at Millington is finished, you will not see any more of these beautiful specimens on the market. A great Trap Rock display specimen from this significant New Jersey locality.

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