Phosphuranylite - Sold
- Chalk Mountain mine
- Spruce Pine
- Mitchell County
- North Carolina
- 2.7 by 1.4 by 0.9 cm – Thumbnail specimen (fits into a 3 cm cube)
Genth (1879) named phosphuranylite after its composition, a uranium bearing phosphate. The quartz matrix is covered on one side with brilliant orangish yellow microcrystals.
This specimen was part of the personal collection of Ralph Merrill, proprietor of the prolific mail order business Minerals Unlimited. He obtained this piece in 1977. Merrill's collection card and label also ship with the specimen.