Natural History - Sphalerite Mineral Specimen
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Lot 1127 Details
. An unusual specimen of sphalerite crystals forming a crust on both sides of a 1cm layer of quartz, with accessory white analcime(?) crystals on one side, from the Gregory, Bottley and Lloyd collection, in old white card tray. 120 grams including tray, 78mm (3"). From a historic ‘Victorian Museum’ collection; from the stock of Gregory, Bottley & Lloyd (1981-2014); formerly with Gregory, Bottley & Co. (1932-1981) and previously with J. R. Gregory & Co. (1898-1932); originally in the collection of the famous James Reynolds Gregory (1858-1898). This item is part of a historic collection of fossils and minerals which has recently been reviewed by leading geological expert, Dr. Ronald Bonewitz. Sphalerite is a sulphide of zinc and is its primary ore. [No Reserve]