Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 5.2 x 4.7 cm
Palermo #1 Mine, Groton, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA
Ex. Robert Whitmore
Palermoite is a very rare phosphate, first found in 1952 at this TYPE LOCALITY for the species. To date, it has been found at just a few other locales, and still these crystals are the best. This particularly rich specimen is one flagged to me by Bob Whitmore in the purchase, as being one of the larger, richer specimens with display aesthetics overall. It has hundreds of palermoite crystals, many still covered by pocket clay just the way he found it. The top portion has been cleaned a bit, to reveal sharp crystals to 4mmnicely contrasted on lustrous, dark smoky quartz.