RARE16J-24
Millerite
Miniature, 5.1 x 4.5 x 3.6 cm
Perseverance mine, Agnew, Leinster, Leonora Shire, Western Australia, Australia
Ex. Charlie Key
SOLD

Attractive, radiating clusters composed of slightly curving, brilliant, metallic, golden millerite needles produce dense, multiple clusters with rounded terminations, like a "millerite mushroom"! The needles are about 3cm, and you never find them in such attractive habits. Quite an amazing specimen for the species. This is an old classic locality, and few pieces turn up on today's market. Charlie Key loved millerite and had an Aussie millerite suite. The specimen is almost solid millerite with minor matrix at the base. The rounded top(s) top of the piece is composed of merged terminations of inter-grown crystals. Rare on the market, this is an old classic from the early 1900s. Charlie Key collection.