Chondrodite, Clinochlore
Tilly Foster mine, Brewster, Putnam Co., New York, USA
Miniature, 4.7 x 3.7 x 2.7 cm
An approximately 1.5-cm crystal of chondrodite perched on a nice matrix with a spray of embedded clinochlore crystals as well. Incredibly fine, lustrous, and sharp crystals of chondrodite from this most historic and classic of localities for the species. Tilly Foster Mine, a large iron ore (magnetite) deposit discovered in 1810. The mine was 600 feet deep in 1879. Mining ceased in 1897, after 13 miners were killed in a rockslide.