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Black Pine Mine, Phillipsburg, Granite County, Montana, USA
Ex. Martin Lewadny
These Veszelyites, from a famous one-time find of small pockets found over 30 years ago, are best of species for both quality and aesthetics. Each crystal here is about 6 mm in size, unusually thick; and they have superb luster, deep midnight blue to turquoise color, and sharp form. Pieces of this quality dispersed immediately and now can be had only in the recycling of noted collections, since they were snapped up generally by such folks to begin with. Very aesthetic, and uncommon for the quality.