For sale is a specimen of acicular bustamite, (hairy bustamite) form South Mine, Broken Hill, NSW. Featuring the not commonly seen, buff to clear colored ‘hairy’ bustamite with green johannsonite, (quoting label associated) sitting on a base of solid bustamite. Bustamite is a manganese silicate minerals, and a very rare mineral on a world scale, thou the lode at Broken Hill, was decently endowed with fine bustamites. Broken Hill is well acknowledged as providing the finest bustamite specimens in the world, ” hairy ” bustamite, has never been obtained anywhere else in the world! Ex Chris Parkinson collection. Lane Cove Rock Shop. As an aside I have to say bustamite is one of my all time fav minerals, and that, Im sure you have all heard of needle like minerals going into you hands when handling them, well in my experience (painful) this form of bustamite wins the world cup in ability to cause discomfort and pain, handle CAREFULLY!!
SOUTH MINE, BROKEN HILL, NSW.
82 x 74 x 54mm