4.2" Sharp Metallic Black CUBIC MAGNETITE Crystals to.5" ZCA#4 1993 NY for sale

$300.00
Product Code: EB1213MAGNY4
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location New York, USA
Size 4.2" x 3.5" x 2.0"
Suggested Stand A suitable display stand comes free with this specimen
In 1993-4, a large pocket was opened at the 2500' Level of the Z.C.A. #4 Mine in Balmat, St. Lawrence County, New York. This pocket caused an overnight sensation, as it contained the first CUBIC MAGNETITE crystals ever found! The cubic crystals were mostly sharp and very lustrous, so they are attractive as well as rare. There are traces of TALC on the specimen as well, which makes sense since the pocket was nearly filled with it. This specimen came out of my own collection, and I acquired it from a miner who worked in the mine at a Rock Swap in Pierrepont, NY in 1996.