Mineral Specimen #5159 Pumpellyite on Glaucophane
Berkley Hills, Berkley, Alameda Co., Michigan
5 x 2.3 x 3 cm
Ex. Steve Pullman, Ex. Jewell Tunnel Imports, Ex. Burton Jirgl aka "Jerk Burgle", pre 1986
Dark green colored, fibrous Pumpellyite crystals resting on a bed of massive Glauconite. The Pumpellyite has a silky luster. Please note: Pumpellyite is not listed on mindat for the Berkely Hills although Glaucophane is. Both Steve Pullman and to a lesser extent, Burton Jirgle, were advanced collectors of California minerals.
Condition: Fairly Good
Flaws: Only some of the Pumpellyite crystals are complete and terminated.
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From California and Nevada | Sorosilicates | Phyllosilicates | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars