USA-40
Rutile
$350.00 $263.00
Miniature, 3.5 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm
Parkesburg, Sadsbury Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
Ex. Ernest Schlichter

This is a very elongated, elegant crystal from this classic locale. It is in surprisingly good shape for such a large, old, and soft crystal. According to Mindat.org: Of Genth; "Finest locality in Sadsbury township, for the principle locality for Rutile in Chester County PA. Considerable quantity of Rutile had been collected in the early to mid 19th century, Doubly geniculated crystals up to a pound in weight had been found loose in surrounding soils and worked up by manufacturers of dental supplies, for coloring artificial teeth. also found embedded in Quartz and soils throughout the 7 mile long valley. Ex. Ernie Schlichter Coll..

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