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Quartz var. Basanite from near Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey

 
Quartz var. Basanite from near Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey

Quartz var. Basanite from near Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey

DESCRIPTION:No. 38435
Mineral:Quartz var. Basanite
Locality:near Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey
Description:Rounded black iron-rich quartz, the variety once known as basanite until 1892. Notable because it was from Leidy, Father of American Vertebrate Paleontology. Ex. Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia collection #2612, presented by Dr. Jos. Leidy (1823-1891)
Overall Size:8x7x3 cm
Crystals:
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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