PENTLANDITE WITH ANTIGORITE

$65.00

For sale is a polished specimen of pentlandite with antigorite, from Poseidon Mine, Windarra, W.Aust. This mine is famous for a stock market bubble in the late 1960s, the poor quality ore, soon caused the price of the shares to crash spectacularly! Literally no specimen are ever seen from this mine, but this supberb piece was found and cut by the mines geologist, John Bormer in 1970.

Product Description

For sale is a polished specimen of pentlandite with antigorite, from Poseidon Mine, Windarra, W.Aust. This mine is famous for a stock market bubble in the late 1960s, the poor quality ore, soon caused the price of the shares to crash spectacularly! Literally no specimen are ever seen from this mine, but this supberb piece was found and cut by the mines geologist, John Bormer in 1970. Pentlandite is a nickle sulphate mineral, and shows in this specimen as the brassy metallic mineral dominating the specimen. Pentlandite specimen are rare from Australia, I have never seen one in an Australian collection!  XRD confirmed. Ex Jim Sharpe collection.  Please remember our prices are in Australian dollars.

POSEIDON MINE, WINDARRA, W.AUST.

44 x 24 x 14mm.