Graphite, Marble
Lead Hill prospect (Chilson Hill), Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga Township, Essex Co., New York, USA
Miniature, 3.9 x 2.8 x 1.4 cm
Mirror-bright, battleship gray, flattened graphite crystals to 2 mm liberally dot both sides of the lustrous, graphitic marble matrix on this fine specimen from the well-known Lead Hill Mine, near Ticonderoga, New York. Mining started in the early 1850s at Lead Hill! See the Mineralogical Record article in Vol. 14, #1, 1983. 3.9 x 2.8 x 1.4 cm