Old Tungsten Mine (Old Mine Park), Trumbull, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
Cabinet, 11.3 x 5.5 x 5.3 cm
Ex. Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences
A huge, rocklike topaz crystal, which is actually typical of old material found in Connecticut in the early 1800s and even prior. Perhaps something is included within the topaz to give it the earthy look? this is a large specimen with a contact termination on one end. Ugly, but historic - this is the first tungsten deposit discovered in North America!