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USA-80b
Franklinite
Cabinet, 13.0 x 12.0 cm and 8.0 cm
Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey, USA
Ex. George Elling; Seaman Mineralogical Museum
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A MAJOR example of this important species! This remarkable, important specimen has crystals to 5 cm and is the best I've ever seen for sale publicly. Look at the killer, complex crystals here...the more rare habit than simple octohedra you normally see. It masses almost 2 kilos. The old label dates from 1880-1895, I am told. As with most franklinites, there is some peripheral wear but overall this is in great shape, and impressive visually for luster and 3-dimensionality. Way off the charts... Ex. George Elling Collection