Spinel (historic locale)
Amity, Orange County
New York, United States
3.6 x 2.8 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $145

A fairly sharp and substantial single crystal of Spinel from this lost historic location. Old Schortman label included. The crystal appears black but some edges under magnification show a dark translucent green that may be an alteration. Tiny bits of mica and calcite still adhere but this really not a matrix piece, but simply a single octahedron from a lost, classic locality. Some chipping and contacts but still in reasonable condition given the age of this piece.