Monazite (Twinned)
Guy #2 Mine, Elk Mountain, San Miguel County, New Mexico, USA
Small Cabinet, 8.6 x 4.1 x 2.9 cm
Ex. Robert Nowakowski
An interesting locality piece! This twinned monazite crystal is large and has interesting shape. It is twinned in an expected manner for the species, but in a size one seldom sees from any locale. And from an old US locale, this is the best I have seen and took me by surprise. A major US example of a species quite rare in crystallized form from this country. It is 234 grams Formerly in the REE collection of geologist, Bob Nowakowski.