St Peters Dome, Cheyenne District (St. Peters Dome District), El Paso Co., Colorado, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.3 x 4.8 x 4.2 cm
Cryolite is a very rare halide and this very rare old-time specimen is from St. Peters Dome, El Paso County, Colorado. Moderately lustrous and translucent, light gray, columnar-jointed, massive cryolite comprises this entire specimen. Iron oxides give the piece character. Accompanied by an expertly handwritten, faded label from an older collection. The collection this came out of was a museum stash dating to prior to World War I.