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SOLD Wolframite pseudo after Scheelite - classic, USA
stock #SOLD 12.1-268-JC
Long Hill, Trumbull
Connecticut, United States
7.1 x 4.9 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
new year 2021

One of the most classic of USA psuedomorphs the Wolframite (Ferberite) after Scheelite from Trumbull, Connecticut. This specimen is well documented, passing through the hands of Larry Conklin, Jim Chenard, Leonard Himes and Joe Stachura. This is a sizable piece with several crystals showing the elongated pseudo-octahedral form of the Scheelite in distinctive crude sooty Ferberite. The matrix is largely Scheelite and the specimen is quite rich in Scheelite for the locality. The mining at this locality dates from the 1820's to just after 1900. Some specimens were collected from the dumps years ago but the better pieces date from the working era.

Chrysoberyl -classic, co-type locale
stock #18.1-407
Chrysoberyl Locality, Middlesex Turnpike, Haddam
Connecticut, United States
2 x 1.7 x 1.5 (thumbnail)
price: $450
Late Summer 2018

A small but significant Chrysoberyl from the Haddam Connecticut locality that was the first place the mineral was found in situ in 1810. Mindat offers a detailed report on this long closed locality that makes great reading. https://www.mindat.org/loc-213971.html The main Chrysoberyl on this matrix is .8 CM and is sharp, translucent and a good yellow-green. Ex Larry White collection, these old Chrysoberyls are not often available. The collecting was most active in the early to mid 19th century and it seems by 1901 the original spot was no longer accessible. A choice classic thumbnail for this important locality.