Locality: Beer Cellar mine, Granby, Tri-State Mining District, Newton County, Missouri, USA
Dimensions: 1.3 x 1.1 x .5 cm.
Ex. Dan Weinrich Collection, Phil Scalisi Collection.
Leadhillite specimens from Missouri’s “Beer Cellar mine” (really a small, oxidized lead orebody encountered in the sinking of a home foundation (“beer cellar” in 1895) are real “Hen’s Teeth” of the Midwest, and are very, very rarely seen on the market. This one-time find in 1895 produced probably fewer than one hundred good specimens, and most are locked away in museums and private collections today. This is a superb thumbnail-size single crystal of yellow-green leadhillite measuring 1.3 cm across, and is from the personal collection of well-known Saint Louis dealer Dan Weinrich, and before that, Phil Scalisi. Annette Slade photo. Rare!!