5" Shiny Blue SILLIMANITE Crystals in Mica Schist Matrix New Hampshire for sale

$60.00
Product Code: TM0519SILL4
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Location Hell Hill, Chesterfield, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USA
Size 5.0" x 3.1" x 1.8"
Suggested Stand Medium 2.5" Peg Stand

This sillimanite is a fine specimen from New Hampshire, where a friend of mine collects these crystals on his property. The gemmy crystals have weathered part-way out of schist, are up to .7", and are colored a pastel blue. This alumino-silicate mineral was named for Benjamin Silliman, 1779-1864, who many consider the father of modern American mineralogy.