Chrysoberyl -classic, co-type locale
Chrysoberyl Locality, Middlesex Turnpike, Haddam
2 x 1.7 x 1.5 (thumbnail)
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.
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.