Small Cabinet, 9.1 x 5.6 x 4.9 cm
Jackson Co., North Carolina, USA
Ex. Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences
A vein of massive yellow genthite, a Kaolinite-Serpentine group mineral related to chrysotile, in sandstone. From the noted collection of William Drown, whom according to the Mineralogical Record Archive on him was an umbrella manufacturer who used his fortune to amass a collection of some 6000 mineral specimens. His collection was kept by his family for a generation after his death and then donated in 1918.