Wood's Chrome Mine, Texas, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
Cabinet, 11.5 x 9.0 x 7.5 cm
Ex. Chet Lemanski
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This is an absolutely superb old specimen from this classic locality which has arguably produced some of the world's best specimens for Brucite, and certainly the best ever found in the US. It is an exceptional 3-dimensional piece with translucent, bladed crystals in a large, thick, roughly rounded aggregate accompanied by two, smaller, clusters, one on either side of the large one. This one is particularly impressive because the size of the crystalline aggregate is and astounding three inches across and has no damage! The overall size of the specimen is significant as well, making for a striking piece that is as attractive as it is important. The large cluster and the smaller one to the right have no damage or contacting, not even on the backside. The one to left shows contacting to the bottom. This specimen came to me recently out of Chet Lemanski's collection and we were happy to get it. Because of the widely known association between this classic locality and noted collector William Jefferis who was the major collector of this material in the mid to late 1800's, these specimens often are dear to collectors of antique US minerals and localities. The deposit at Texas, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is the oldest and most famous Brucite locality in the United States. Ex. Chet Lemanski collection.