Cabinet, 11.6 x 9.7 x 5.0 cm
Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
Ex. Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences
e Roxbury Iron Mines are very famous and first discovered in 1750! They were a big part of early American mining. This is a hefty specimen of solid siderite, with sharp, really lustrous crystals atop a 3-dimensional knoll of the massive siderite below. It is very attractive, with an unusually good luster frankly unlike anything else I have seen from the US and very similar to material from Stolberg in the old Harz district, Germany. This is a large, impressive, showpiece.