Locality: Beer Cellar mine, Granby, Tri-State Mining District, Newton County, Missouri, USA
Dimensions: 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 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 group of sharp, well-formed yellow-green leadhillite crystals to ~8 mm on matrix and is from the personal collection of well-known Saint Louis dealer Dan Weinrich. A great Beer Cellar mine leadhillite thumbnail, in great condition and with sharp, translucent crystals on matrix. Annette Slade photo. Rare!!