Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 11.28.2022 | Filed under:


Specimen # 201175
Mineral: Dolomite
Location: Binkley-Ober Quarry, East Petersburg, Manheim Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
Size: 9.8 x 8.0 x 4.3 cm


Dolomite is not a rare mineral, and it is sometimes overlooked by collectors. However, there are great dolomite specimens! This piece exhibits one of the more interesting and most classic crystal habits of dolomite – the “saddle” habit, where rhombohedral crystals grow together into curved aggregates to create a saddle-like appearance. These light pink crystals are sharp with a pearly lustre, grouped to form a beautiful dolomite specimen. In excellent condition, this is from the John S. White Pennsylvania Collection.