Piemontite, Zoisite (Var: Thulite)
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 4.6 x 2.2 cm
Harding Mine (Harding pegmatite), Picuris District, Taos Co., New Mexico, USA
This fine and rich specimen from the Harding Pegmatite of New Mexico features gemmy, dark cherry-red piemontite lathes in a layered matrix of pastel-pink thulite, quartz and piemontite crystals. Both of these species are relatively uncommon from this famous locale. Classic, rare, old-time material from the Mullane Collection and accompanied by a Burminco label with a March, 1952 date on it.