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Hematite on Quartz     Chub Lake, Hailesboro, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman collection.  This is a doubly terminated floater with a healed base contact area.  One corner rub faces you in both the first and third image.  That is the only blemish.  Exceptionally large crystal for the occurrence.  4.2 x 4 x 3.5 cm.  Minor blue mineral tack on base.  This is a well known, and documented, prospect for iron where a small audit was dug and the ore/tailings appear to never have been removed from the site. It is on private land and has been closed to mineral collectors for over two decades at the time of this writing (2020). It produced beta form quartz often in combination with lustrous blades of hematite. The quartz/hematite combinations from this site are can often be almost identical to the specimens from Cornwall, England. Only experts well aquatinted with both these locations would have any hope of accurately telling the difference between pieces from the two locales. Specimens from Chub lake are seldom seen for sale and are normally only encountered through the resale of older collections.   $275

Hematite on Quartz

SKU: GD-0603
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