Manganese deposit, Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz Mts, Thuringia, Germany
An absolutely classic Manganite specimen from the only Manganite locality worthy of the term: Ilfeld in the Harz Mountains of Germany. The crystals are the lustrous black prisms with diamond shaped cross-sections and complex flat terminations that this location is noted for. This small cabinet specimen was part of the G. J. Brush Collection of the Peabody Museum at Yale University. It comes with two labels from the Brush Collection, one of which bears the notation ..."From Herrman 1872" . In addition there are three accession numbers on the back side ... '3298' - twice and '74' - once. In excellent condition, this centuries old specimen measures 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ x 2 inches.
Provenance: Ex G. J. Brush Collection; Ex Peabody Museum, Yale University
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500.
Condition report available upon request.
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