Prehnite ("snakehead" casts after Anhydrite) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)

Lower New Street, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 6.2 x 4.7 cm
Start Time: 08/18/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/25/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

The Lower New Street Quarry is one of the most famous localities in the New Jersey Trap Rocks as it had produced some of the finest Prehnite "casts" or epimorphs from anywhere. This piece is a beautiful and aesthetic example of the famous Prehnites after Anhydrite. Sometimes these specimens are called "snake heads". The attractive green hue combined with the incredible form and semi-resinous luster make it a very desirable display specimen, especially since there are few casts AND they're on matrix. The piece is in good shape overall, and displays well from a few angles.

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