4.7" French Creek IridescentGold CHALCOPYRITE Crystals PA OldCollection for sale

Product Code: EB1217CHALCOP4
Availability: In Stock
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Location French Creek Mines, St. Peters, Warwick, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
Size 4.7" x 2.9" x 2.4"
Suggested Stand Medium 2.5" Peg Stand

This classic specimen from the French Creek Mines features sharp, iridescent chalcopyrite crystals in a brightly colorful golden hue. The crystals are sharply formed and many are hoppered, in an unusual triangular tetrahedral shape. The matrix is magnetite. This is a great old-time specimen from a long-closed, highly regarded locality. From an old collection that was put together between the 1930s and 1960s by Carey Melville, a professor at Clark University. Old hand-written label included.