6.5" Silvery Gray NATIVE GRAPHITE Slippery Feel Writes Like a Pencil MA for sale

$50.00
Product Code: EB0119GRAPH4
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Red Embers Mine, Erving, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA
Size 6.5" x 3.1" x 1.4"
Suggested Stand Medium 2.5" Peg Stand

Here is a specimen of the native element graphite that is very slippery to the touch (some say greasy), which is probably why graphite makes such an effective lubricant.  The color is a slightly lustrous silvery gray, and this section of a graphite vein has been squeezed into tightly curled folds by the metamorphic forces that helped create it. Oh, and yes, it does write like a pencil. There are some almandine garnets embedded in the graphite on one side, plus a small amount of matrix, which is a coarse mica schist.