4.8" Gray ANTHOPHYLLITE Long Crystal Fibers Rare Amphibol Massachusetts for sale

$50.00
Product Code: EB1019ANTH4
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Location Pelham Asbestos Quarry, Pelham, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA
Size 4.8" x 2.0" x 1.5"
Suggested Stand Small 2" Peg Stand

This is a specimen of anthophyllite, an amphibole mineral that is a rare member of the asbestos family. In this specimen, it occurs as elongated, interlocking, overlain, bladed crystals and fibrous aggregates with pearly light grey coloration. This is a very solid specimen, with no  risk from loose fibers.