Raspite Crystal
description: <p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY: Jamieson Shaft, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia <br /><br />The crystal is 1.5 cm long and one of the largest examples of this species in existence. It was mined before 1900. Broken Hill is the type locality for raspite. <br /><br />This piece was formerly in the collection of Milton Lavers of Broken Hill, New South Wales. The collection included 3000 pieces which were all from Broken Hill.  It was sold to Ian Bruce and Robert Sielecki in 2014 shortly after his death. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When Milton Lavers owned this crystal, it was glued onto a matrix that did not "fit" with the crystal.  Lavers sold the reconstructed specimen to Nick Fiorenza of Melbourne in the mid to late 1990's.  The author bought Nick Fiorenza's collection in 2001.  The piece was then sold to Ralph Clark via Robert Lavinsky during a visit to the United States in early 2002.  The piece is still part of the renowned thumbnail mineral collection of Ralph Clark.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This piece was also pictured in the "Broken Hill" special edition of "The Australian Journal of Mineralogy."</p>
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