SOLD
PAS-115b
Shortite
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 6.0 x 4.0 cm
Green River Formation, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming (TYPE LOCALITY)
Ex. Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences
SOLD
And you thought the Green River sandstone beds only produced fish and palm fossils, eh? Well, I did. I personally never realized that the TYPE LOCALITY for this rare sodium/calcium carbonate was in Wyoming, before now. This specimen is exceptionally rich with gemmy shortite crystals embedded in the sandstone, to 1 cm in size. This is rather large for the species, and for specimens from this locality if what I see on MINDAT is any indication. This specimen is one of two, which fit together and are thus descended from the same sample. It will come with a photocopy of the original label that came with both.