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Tilleyite, Vesuvianite, Calcite from Crestmore Quarry, Crestmore, Riverside County, California (Type Locality for Tilleyite)

 
Tilleyite, Vesuvianite, Calcite from Crestmore Quarry, Crestmore, Riverside County, California (Type Locality for Tilleyite)

Tilleyite, Vesuvianite, Calcite from Crestmore Quarry, Crestmore, Riverside County, California (Type Locality for Tilleyite)

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Tilleyite, Vesuvianite, Calcite from Crestmore Quarry, Crestmore, Riverside County, California (Type Locality for Tilleyite)

DESCRIPTION:No. 63407
Mineral:Tilleyite, Vesuvianite, Calcite
Locality:Crestmore Quarry, Crestmore, Riverside County, California (Type Locality for Tilleyite)
Description:Large translucent gray vein of tilleyite with fine-grained crystallized mass of brown vesuvianite with minor blue calcite on the outer edge. A green mass of an unidentified mineral, possibly merwinite, has a white rind of tilleyite around the perimeter. Ex. Peter B. Nalle (1923-2010) collection, employed at Crestmore 1951-1969, rising to managing director of Riverside Cement Co.
Overall Size:8.5x7x3 cm
Crystals:
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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