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Mineral Y (Cu-rich calcium silicate hydrate, probably Whelanite) from Crestmore Quarry, Crestmore, Riverside County, California

 
Mineral Y (Cu-rich calcium silicate hydrate, probably Whelanite) from Crestmore Quarry, Crestmore, Riverside County, California

Mineral Y (Cu-rich calcium silicate hydrate, probably Whelanite) from Crestmore Quarry, Crestmore, Riverside County, California

Mineral Y (Cu-rich calcium silicate hydrate, probably Whelanite) from Crestmore Quarry, Crestmore, Riverside County, California

DESCRIPTION:No. 52093
Mineral:Mineral Y (Cu-rich calcium silicate hydrate, probably Whelanite)
Locality:Crestmore Quarry, Crestmore, Riverside County, California
Description:Blue microcrystals of an unidentified species designated by Murdoch as Mineral Y. Dr. Kampf of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County reports that Miner Y is equivalent (or very similar) to Whelanite. Ex. Peter B. Nalle (1923-2010) collection, employed at Crestmore 1951-1969, rising to managing director of Riverside Cement Co.
Overall Size:11x6x2 cm
Crystals:micro
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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