Manganite, Baryte
Small Cabinet, 5.1 x 4.0 x 1.8 cm
Schorte valley (Schurde), Ilmenau, Thuringian Forest, Thuringia, Germany
An old-time German specimen out of the Mullane Collection, accompanied by an old Hugh Ford label. This is a chunk of baryte richly shot through with glistening "pencil"crystals of manganite that crystallized in the Baryte matrix. Rare old European material; note this is not from the more commonly known Ilfeld locality.