Large Cabinet, 22.0 x 18.0 x 9.0 cm
Richmond Soapstone Quarry, Richmond, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USA
Ex. Robert Whitmore

Cordierite from this locality sets the standard for the species. Unlike the ugly material from most places, it is actually pretty here - sometimes. It has a waxy brown shoe-polish look to the surface o nthe best specimens, such as this one. This was collected by Bob Whitmore in the 1970s and is a very aesthetic cluster with a bit of attached matrix.