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Philipsburgite - Sold


Philipsburgite is a copper zinc arsenate mineral (Peacor et al. 1985). The name denotes the type locality at Philipsburg, also the origin of this specimen. Philipsburgite here forms rosettes of transparent bladed crystals, with minor bayldonite. These minerals are coating the termination of a 2.4 cm long quartz crystal. Quite attractive under magnification!

This specimen was part of the personal collection of Ralph Merrill, proprietor of the prolific mail order business Minerals Unlimited. Merrill obtained the specimen from David Shannon in 1986. Merrill's collection card and label also ship with the specimen.