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Jeffrey Glover's Photo Gallery

3JF-VJVQuartz, Sphalerite

Loudville Lead Mines, Easthampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA

Dimensions: 22 cm x 18 cm x 15 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 5 mm

See my Article, "The 1 Minute and 30 Second Collecting Trip." This is my "souvenir" piece. Massive quartz but laced with small to larger vugs of druzy quartz. The crystals in the druz are at max, 5 mm. The Sphalerite, corroded crystals, are up to 10 mm. This piece was once part of a 40 pound or so chunk of quartz. I have since cleaned this up a bit with dilute oxalic acid. Now looks better. But for photo purposes, I chose to upload the pre-cleaned version. Shows more contrast.

I have a better specimen (not photographed yet) that has a complex 1 inch Sphalerite crystal in a small druzy quartz vug. This piece is about 5x6 inches and displays quite well.
Photo ID: 916285     Uploaded by: Jeffrey Glover   View Count: 64   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 820 x 736 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

MER-UTHQuartz, Cookeite, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite), Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Tourmaline

Gillette Quarry, Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 7.5 cm x 6.3 cm x 5 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 7.5 cm

Historic specimen to say the least. I've added photos of the glued on label, number and copy of original journal entry from the collection of W.G. Levinson. Decent light smoky Quartz from this locality. There are also numerous small Elbaites in and on this piece.
Photo ID: 916237     Uploaded by: Jeffrey Glover   View Count: 42   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1400 x 1602 pixels (2.2 Mpix)
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