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Zincite - Sold

Zincite is among the first minerals described from the United States. Bruce (1810) described this red oxide of zinc, but it was Haidinger (1845) who assigned the species its current name. This is an attractive specimen of platy zincite crystals. The color is deep red and vibrant. The platy crystals show off the high luster of zincite, making this piece especially eye catching. Minor franklinite is also present.

This specimen was part of the personal collection of Ralph Merrill, proprietor of the prolific mail order business Minerals Unlimited. There is also a John Albanese label present. Merrill's collection card and label ship with the specimen.