Northern Lights Mine, Hussman Spring, Black Mountain, Warsuk Range, Mountain View District, Mineral Co., Nevada, USA
Cabinet, 14.4 x 8.5 x 7.8 cm
A superb example of the aragonite from this one-time find bought out a couple of years ago - not only beautiful, but an important new find of aragonite from anywhere, much less America. They have a unique look, with tiny crystals growing like teeth on an earlier generation of sharp, larger crystals. This is not only a large cabinet specimen, but the crystals really stick up off the 3-dimensional matrix in bold relief, in a series of interconnected bursts of crystals framed by the contrasting iron-rich matrix.