TUC16B-216
Phosgenite
$2,850.00
Miniature, 4.6 x 3.8 x 3.7 cm
Monte Poni, Sardinia, Italy
Ex. Washington Roebling

This specimen is both a display quality miniature and a provenanced specimen of historic interest. Emplaced high on a matrix of lead ore and galena is a single, textbook crystal 2 cm in length, of lustrous and translucent phosgenite. This is a historic old specimen accompanied by an original and quite rare Washington Roebling label (in his handwriting!) as well as the matching one from the Smithsonian with a R2626 designation. Since Roebling's collection went to the Smithsonian in the mid 1920's, this specimen probably predates WW1.

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