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Adanson collection (1779)
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Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
Crystals on Matrix
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Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
4 × 3.5 × 3 cm

An historical specimen from a very old collection (1779) gathered by the french naturalist John Adanson during a trip to Italy to collect mineral samples for the Roi Louis XVI natural cabinet. 
Adanson was well known in his age for nature studies, most of all botanic, but after the French Revolution ended his life in misery. 
The collection disappeared and was found in the XX century.
Last owner was M.Jouty of Chamonix
The pegmatite specimen with a fine black crystal is still mounted on a very old painted wood base.

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