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Aragonite (cave formation) from Ziegenfuss Quarry, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

 
Aragonite (cave formation) from Ziegenfuss Quarry, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Aragonite (cave formation) from Ziegenfuss Quarry, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Aragonite (cave formation) from Ziegenfuss Quarry, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

DESCRIPTION:No. 3604
Mineral:Aragonite (cave formation)
Locality:Ziegenfuss Quarry, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Description:Rounded formation of lustrous white aragonite crystals from a small cave that was discovered in 1934, collected by the locals during the weekend it was exposed. The aragonite fluoresces under SW UV illumination and phosphoresces when extinguished. ex. Floyd Faux, author of the article Aragonite at Allentown, Pa. in Rocks & Minerals, v.10, p. 174 (1935)
Overall Size:28x21x18 mm
Crystals:5-10 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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