Tilly Foster mine, Brewster, Putnam Co., New York, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 4.8 x 2.8 cm
An old-time, very rich and classic piece from the long-closed Tilly Foster Mine of New York of numerous, sharp, lustrous, all gemmy, color-zoned, rust-brown chondrodite crystals to 7 mm nicely scattered on contrasting matrix. The crystals are gemmier, overall, than most specimens we have seen. This is an excellent and showy piece from this famous iron mine (magnetite ore), that closed in 1897. Accompanied by an old label in German.