Cordierite - classic locale
Richmond Soapstone Quarry, Cheshire County
6.2 x 4.2 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
Worldwide mix summer
A classic Northeastern US Cordierite crystal on matrix 4.2 CM tall. The termination is the usual flat top habit but with some edge modifications. Far better than most of these, the crystal is well defined somewhat sharp and unusually distinct but also clearly a bit crude as are these old Cordierites. . Nice mahogany brown color, good size and waxy luster on all the faces. Choice yet affordable example not often available in this quality.