Muscovite, Topaz
Toenail, 2.8 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm
Gillette Quarry, Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
A rare, classic, old-time pseudomorph from the famous Gillette Quarry and the Bruce Jarnot Collection. Golden, gemmy muscovite has pseudomorphed a 1.0 cm, sharply terminated topaz crystal aesthetically set on pearlescent muscovite. This is easily around 100 year-old material.