Clintonite, Spinel
Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm
Amity, Town of Warwick, Orange Co., New York, USA
Clintonite is a rare Mica Group mineral species. This fine, old-time specimen is from the New York Type Locality of Amity and features a large, well-placed, pearlescent, brown plate of clintonite set in orthoclase-rich matrix. A bonus on this classic specimen are the two broken, octahedral spinel crystals embedded in the side of the matrix. Ex. Mullane Collection.