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Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery William Hunter Collections:
GLAHM M3063


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GLAHM M3063: schorl; euhedral crystals, artificially embedded in fake mica-rich 'rock', on feldspar crystals - click to view larger image

schorl; euhedral crystals, artificially embedded in fake mica-rich "rock", on feldspar crystals

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Dimensions:
6x4.5x3cm
Locality:
[Spain]
Context:
unknown
Notes:
A very unusual example of an 18th century mineral fake. From William Hunter's original collection: the adhering label (see doc. file) with the Jacob Forster number 14, and price code "I i" (ie 3 guineas). This matches the specimen in the bill dated 5th October 1781: "14. Prismatick Tourmaline Cristals, with Feld Spar and Mica, very rare, from Spain 3 3s 0d".
Keywords:
MINERAL : ORIGINAL BEQUEST : TUCSON EXHIBIT 2006 : : HUNTER 2007 : :

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