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SOLD Ferberite ps after Scheelite - Northeastern USA classic
stock #SOLD 23.1-605
Old Mine Park, Trumbull, Fairfield County
Connecticut, United States
1.7 xx 1.2 x 1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0
Pre Tucson

An unusually distinct and sharp Ferberite that has completely replaced the original Scheelite crystal, retaining the original shape perfectly. From the classic locality at Trumbull, Connecticut that was worked at various time going back to the early 1800's. The entire area is now a park and collecting is not permitted. The locality was the first to be operated for Tungsten in North America and it seems was the first site where Tungsten ore was found in the Americas. The Ferberite here is all tested as nearly pure Fe type (Ferberite). This crystal is unusually sharp and has a tiny bit of adhering mica. A choice old classic USA pseudomorph.