Cordierite var. Iolite
Richmond Soapstone Quarry (Harris Quarry), Richmond, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USA
Older, classic New England specimen by way of Schortmann's Minerals and the Albert Sebela collection. The greyish-blue stocky crystals are imbedded in a quartz matrix and measure to about 1.5 cm. Unlike most cordierite specimens from this locality, the crystals are a bluish-grey in color (most are brown to olive-brown.) Specimens like this very rarely come on the market. Accompanied by labels from Schortmann's minerals and Larry Conklin.