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SOLD Spodumene - Historic, Classic
Walnut Hill, Huntington, Hampshire County
Massachusetts, United States
5.2 x 3.8 x 2.6 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $0


A US classic specimen of a sharply defined, terminated Spodumene crystal. This specimen from the 19th century finds at Walnut Hill, Massachusetts shows the form and habit that made big news in the mineral world over 150 years ago. This has an old label from Rutgers College, has some bits of adhering Muscovite, deep striations and is in fine condition. This locality was first documented in 1833 and the specimens were used to describe the crystallography of the specie in 1879 as these were the first well-formed, terminated examples known. The locality was last excavated for specimens by Dr B.K. Emerson and Frank Nason in 1885. At that time the town of Huntington was known as Norwich. Specimens were traded with universities and institutions worldwide, at that time these were the world's best examples. Some years later the big find of gemmy Kunzite Spods in California eclipsed these more plain crystals, but they are still highly respected.




SOLD Spodumene - Historic, Classic
Walnut Hill, Huntington, Hampshire County
Massachusetts, United States
5.2 x 3.8 x 2.6 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $0


A US classic specimen of a sharply defined, terminated Spodumene crystal. This specimen from the 19th century finds at Walnut Hill, Massachusetts shows the form and habit that made big news in the mineral world over 150 years ago. This has an old label from Rutgers College, has some bits of adhering Muscovite, deep striations and is in fine condition. This locality was first documented in 1833 and the specimens were used to describe the crystallography of the specie in 1879 as these were the first well-formed, terminated examples known. The locality was last excavated for specimens by Dr B.K. Emerson and Frank Nason in 1885. At that time the town of Huntington was known as Norwich. Specimens were traded with universities and institutions worldwide, at that time these were the world's best examples. Some years later the big find of gemmy Kunzite Spods in California eclipsed these more plain crystals, but they are still highly respected.