Strontianite, Celestine
Stoneco quarry (Maumee Stone Quarry; Maumee Quarry; Lime City Quarry), Lime City, Wood Co., Ohio, USA
Cabinet, 15.4 x 9.5 x 5.7 cm
A fine Ohio large cabinet specimen of lustrous, white strontianite partially pseudomorphing gray celestine crystals on limestone matrix. The huge crystal is 5.3 cm. The crystals look hexagonal, but are in fact, parallel growth. They are white fluorescent and phosphorescent. This very striking two-toned habit is unusual and was found only a few times in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The locality is now only sporadically accessible to collecting but these have not been found in some time, anyways. Ex. George Feist Collection.