Ilmenite (Var. Manaccanite and Washingtonite)
Washington, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 5.7 x 3.7 cm
Ex. Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences
This specimen features several robust crystals of ilmenite, variously named Manaccanite and then renamed Washingtonite for the prominent locality at Washington, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. However, this is today considered to be an iron-rich variety of the species ilmenite rather than its own species. Sharp crystals to 2.7 cm wide and about 1 cm thick make this a relatively attractive, and quite good, US ilmenite specimen.