PREHNITE with CALCITE
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"
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?