USA-10
Talc
$500.00
Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 6.9 x 3.6 cm
Verde Antique Quarry, Rochester, Windsor Co., Vermont, USA

The Vermont talc specimens are generally considered the prettiest crystallized talcs. First off, it is green - and most talc is just plain old white. Secondly, it is from a classic, defunct, and important US locality. And lastly, it is aesthetic, with freestanding crystals all over the place, instead of tightly compacted masses as you usuaully see from here and from other locales where talc occurs purely. The classic Italian examples are as fine in crystalography, but I have not seen a big and green one. A beautiful, interesting piece - and yes, it DOES feel like talc, when you touch it. Ex. Ken Hollman Collection

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