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    NATROLITE
    Chimney Rock Quarry (Houdaille Industries Quarry; The Bound Brook Quarry; Stavola Industries Quarry), Bridgewater Township, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA

    Known as the "Bound Brook Quarry" by the mineral collecting fraternity, this location has produced what are arguably the largest examples of this Zeolite mineral in North America. The cores of the Natrolite are colorless and transparent enough to furnish faceted gemstones for rare stone collectors. This terminated group of sub-parallel prisms measures an impressive 6.38 inches (16.2 cm) in length and is a unusually large example for this species. The surface shows a spotty overcoat along with uncoated areas with a waxy luster. It is in excellent condition with little or no visible damage.
    Overall Measurements: 6.37 x 0.84 x 0.7 inches (16.2 x 2.14 x 1.8 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Russell Behnke [Hoppel #D0208]


    Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000.

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    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Hollowware/Pottery/Glass, Large (view shipping information)

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    4th Sunday
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