Mooreite - Sold
- Sterling Hill
- Sussex County
- New Jersey
- 2.8 by 2.2 by 0.9 cm – Thumbnail specimen (fits into a 3 cm cube)
Mooreite is a magnesium manganese zinc sulfate originally found at Sterling Hill. Bauer & Berman (1929) named the mineral in honor of Gideon P. Moore (1842-1895), chemist at the New Jersey Zinc Company. Famous rare specie faceter Art Grant successfully cut mooreite. This is a choice example, with excellent transparency and thickness for the specie, showing cleavage plates to 1.6 cm across.
This specimen was part of the personal collection of Ralph Merrill, proprietor of the prolific mail order business Minerals Unlimited. There are Walt Lidstrom and Al McGuinness labels accompanying the specimen. Additionally, Merrill's collection card and label also ship with the specimen.