Item# USM-46

PREHNITE with CALCITE


Paterson,
Passiac County, New Jersey

Former Bob Olson/ Robert Chisholm collection 1930's, 40's
Former Minerals Unlimited stock, Scott J. Williams (1924-1997)


SIZE: 3" x 3"            PRICE: $150.00

Description:  A few years ago we purchased a collection of antique minerals from the collection of Bob Olson. Bob had purchased the collection himself a few years earlier from the estate of Robert Chisholm , a collector from the 1930's and 40's. The specimens were housed in hand built depression era cabinets and were "loosely" cataloged. Each specimen filled a compartment within the cabinets and all of them rested on top of their accompanying labels. After much time cleaning the pieces and properly preserving all of the old labels  we are finally ready to offer some of the collection for sale here.

This classic Jersey specimen comes from the old dealer stock of Scott J. Williams (1924-1997). the piece consists of an apple green stalagtitic formation of prehnite on a small amount of calcite on a basalt matrix. Folks don't write on minerals much these days, but I guess during the 30's and 40's it was the thing to do - "prehnite" being written twice on the top edge of the piece. This writing could be easily removed but I thought that it adds something to the interest of this old classic piece - what do you think?

Scott Williams