Phlogopite Mica
Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 5.6 x 5.0 cm
Ex. Dr. Ed David; Franklin Mineral Museum; Frederick A. Canfield
OK, at first glance a beast only an East Coast collector could love, but lets at least all admit it seems a relatively GOOD mica intrinsically, with sharp 3-dimensional form and a nice overall look. The chocolate color is also attractive. Most specimens from Franklin are true old-timers and this is no exception, certainly historic (said to date to the Canfield Collection, and traded out of the Franklin Museum some time later). The piece has a waxy luster with a rich coffee color.