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SOLD Brucite -well crystalized, historic specimen
Wood's Mine (Woods Chrome Mine) Lee's Mills (Texas)
Pennsylvania, United States
8.2 x 4.6 x 2.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $575


From the famed Wallace Gould Levison collection, acquired by him in 1895, a very choice Pennslyvania Brucite. Levison obtained this from an even older collection so it is clearly a very early piece. Bladed crystals and rosettes of pale greenish Brucite contrast with the darker matrix. This specimen is fluorescent and Levison was an early experimenter with this, he invented and patented a system for studying FL responses in differing wavelengths. He notes this response on his handwritten label affixed to the piece. In fine condition this is a choice Texas, PA specimen even without the added historic importance. At one time these rare old Brucites were considered to be the finest in the world, but recent finds abroad have taken that title. Despite that these classic Brucites are distinctly different and are still prized in collections and far harder to obtain than the recent yellow Pakistani specimens.




SOLD Brucite -well crystalized, historic specimen
Wood's Mine (Woods Chrome Mine) Lee's Mills (Texas)
Pennsylvania, United States
8.2 x 4.6 x 2.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $575


From the famed Wallace Gould Levison collection, acquired by him in 1895, a very choice Pennslyvania Brucite. Levison obtained this from an even older collection so it is clearly a very early piece. Bladed crystals and rosettes of pale greenish Brucite contrast with the darker matrix. This specimen is fluorescent and Levison was an early experimenter with this, he invented and patented a system for studying FL responses in differing wavelengths. He notes this response on his handwritten label affixed to the piece. In fine condition this is a choice Texas, PA specimen even without the added historic importance. At one time these rare old Brucites were considered to be the finest in the world, but recent finds abroad have taken that title. Despite that these classic Brucites are distinctly different and are still prized in collections and far harder to obtain than the recent yellow Pakistani specimens.