Palermo #1 Mine, Groton, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA
Large Cabinet, 16.0 x 15.0 x 13.0 cm
Ex. Robert Whitmore
This HUGE specimen is probably the richest whitlockite specimen extent, for good quality, according to Whitmore and several people I consulted. He recovered it himself over 20 years ago from a small pocket in the mine he owns. It has great coverage and richness, but what really makes it notable are the huge, unusually well-developed crystals to nearly 1 centimeter. It would be a shame to trim this into smaller specimens, and so I will not do it. Most of the major crystals are clustered around one protected pocket, as well. Whitlockite is a highly interesting species at the moment as some "whitlockites" have proven to be the new species Bobdownsite - this, however, is thought to remain a whitlockite