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Meionite in Quartz from Bolton Lime Quarries, Rattlesnake Hill, Worcester County, Massachusetts

 
Meionite in Quartz from Bolton Lime Quarries, Rattlesnake Hill, Worcester County, Massachusetts

Meionite in Quartz from Bolton Lime Quarries, Rattlesnake Hill, Worcester County, Massachusetts

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Meionite in Quartz from Bolton Lime Quarries, Rattlesnake Hill, Worcester County, Massachusetts

DESCRIPTION:No. 49746
Mineral:Meionite in Quartz
Locality:Bolton Lime Quarries, Rattlesnake Hill, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Description:Elongated gray-white meionite crystals embedded in milky quartz from the old locality first described ca. 1823. These specimens were frequently mislabeled as petalite based on early descriptions, but Palache clarified the mineral species in 1923.
Overall Size:12x11x7 cm
Crystals:10-55 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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