Small Cabinet, largest 8.0 x 4.9 x 3.5 cm
Quincy, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA
Ex. Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences
This offering is a lot-set of FIVE specimens gifted to the Academy by great mineralogist Charles Palache. These specimens host rare Parisite crystals from Massachusetts. The first and more important specimen is shown in the top 2 rows of photos, where you can see it has elongated parisite crystals to nearly 1 cm. 2 additional specimens, including one with unusual barrel-headed calcite crystals (and parisite down between them), are shown at bottom. Another two strictly reference samples are included as well (not shown). Along with the anatase above also provided by Palache, an interesting mineralogical oddity from Massachusetts. From the MINDAT entry on this locality: Pegmatite pipes in a riebeckite-aegirine granite. Granite quarry opened before 1856. (Note: Often simply referred to as the Quincy Quarry.