3.2" SMOKY QUARTZ Crystals w/MICROCLINE Moat Mtn NH ex-Ernie Schlichter for sale

  • $67.00$100.00
  • Product Code: EB0214QSNH4
  • Availability: In Stock

This is a good specimen of SMOKY QUARTZ on MICROCLINE from Moat Mountain in the White Mountain National Forest in Bartlett, Carroll Co., New Hampshire. This piece is part of the Ernie Schlichter collection of New England minerals that I purchased at the Tucson Gem, Rock & Mineral Show. Ernie was a renowned field collector, and this is one of the treasures he dug himself (at the 2012 Gilsum NH Rock Swap I showed this piece to one of his longtime collecting partners, who confirmed that he and Ernie had dug it themselves in the late 1970s). In all, I acquired about 8 large flats, each one packed full of exceptional specimens from Moat Mountain, Government Pits, Lucy Brook, etc. Since I collect in this area regularly, seeing the quality of these specimens left me feeling a bit hopeless: because these old-timers were collected during the heyday years in the 50's, 60's and 70s, I despaired of ever finding anything nearly as nice as these. But since I love collecting, I haven't given up on the dream quite yet. We will be offering these fine specimens for sale, as time permits, over the coming months. If you're looking for a special piece, please contact us.

Location New Hampshire, USA
Size 3.2" x 3.1" x 1.8"
Suggested Stand Small 2" Peg Stand