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Diopside var. Malacolite from Sing Sing Quarry, Ossining, Westchester County, New York

 
Diopside var. Malacolite from Sing Sing Quarry, Ossining, Westchester County, New York

Diopside var. Malacolite from Sing Sing Quarry, Ossining, Westchester County, New York

Diopside var. Malacolite from Sing Sing Quarry, Ossining, Westchester County, New York

Diopside var. Malacolite from Sing Sing Quarry, Ossining, Westchester County, New York

DESCRIPTION:No. 64212
Mineral:Diopside var. Malacolite
Locality:Sing Sing Quarry, Ossining, Westchester County, New York
Description:Classic specimen of prismatic tan diopside crystal found in the marble deposits at Sing Sing. The diopside crystal is a flattened hexagonal prism with many parallel termination faces. This quarry closed in the 1890s is adjacent to the famous prison. Ex. Ray Ranstrom collection; originally acquired from Wards
Overall Size:7x2.5x1.5 cm
Crystals:70 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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