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Mineral Specimen #6657    Columbite Crystal on Quartz

Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut

6.4 x 5.4 x 5 cm
Columbite crystal measures 2.3 cm across at the widest point.
2.5 x 2.1 x 2 in

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late 1800s, Ex. Philadelphia Academy of Sciences, Ex. C. S. Bement


A relatively large and well formed Columbite crystal in massive Quartz. This is a specimen from the 1800s from one of the most important mineral collections ever assembled in the U.S. For more information, there is a very good article on C. S. Bement at the Mineralogical Record's label archive see this link.

Condition: Good

Flaws: Two of the sides of the Columbite crystal are incomplete and there are a few chips on another.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From the United States | Oxides and Hydroxides | Minerals Priced Between 300 and 499 Dollars