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English: Phenakite
Locality: North Sugarloaf Mt. locality, Bethlehem, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm.
This specimen is regarded as the finest gem phenakite crystal found in the US and certainly must be a candidate in world ranking as well. It is from the Natalie Batchelder Collection to Bob in 1985. Thought to have been mined circa 1940 by a relative, and long misidentified as topaz until Carl Francis X-rayed it for a suspicious Bob in the late 1980s. It is a totally gemmy, flawless, gem quality crystal within brilliant luster. By working together with Bob Whitmore and the team of curators at the Smithsonian, we have found it a home in the National Collection. Featured in the June-July 2009 issue of Rocks & Minerals Magazine Connosseur's Choice article on this species.
Deutsch: Phenakit
Fundort: North Sugarloaf Mountain locality, Betlehem, Grafton County, New Hampshire, Vereinigte Staaten (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm.
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source http://www.mindat.org/photo-250997.html


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