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Mineral Specimen #5055    Gyrolite on Serpentine

Fort Point, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California (foot of Golden Gate Bridge)

Ex. Steve Pullman, Ex. Jewell Tunnel Imports, Ex. Burton Jirgl aka "Jerk Burgle", pre 1986

Small spherical masses of off white colored Gyrolite. Not really much of Gyrolite specimen, but what a location piece from the very base of the Golden Gate Bridge on the San Francisco side. The site is also the location of a Civil War fort which predates the bridge. From the look of the ascension label on the bottom of the specimen, it appears to be quite an old specimen. No record of where Burt Jirgl got the specimen. The bottom of the specimen is green serpentine with an interesting area which has a high, metallic like luster.

Condition: Fairly Good

Flaws: Nothing Appreciable

6.5 x 4.6 x 1.8 cm

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This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From California and Nevada | Phyllosilicates | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars