Up for bid is a huge specimen of Blue-Green fluorescing Carpathite from the Los Picachos Mine, in San Benito County, CA. The Carpathite sprays are coated with Nonfluorescent Chalcedony. The upper section of this specimen has multiple sections where the Chalcedony was broken away to reveal beautiful sprays of Carpathite. The lower section has some unbroken “tubes” of Chalcedony enclosing Carpathite. You can see the Carpathite fluorescence at the broken ends of the tubes. Carpathite ...is a very rare hydrocarbon mineral. It is chemically identical to the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon Coronene with the formula: C24H12. Carpathite was previously called Pendletonite and Karpatite. It fluoresces Blue-Green under all UV wavelengths. Carpathite was identified in the New Idria District in 1967. See: “Pendletonite, a new hydrocarbon mineral from California”. American Mineralogist: 52: 611-616. This area is now closed due to asbestos contamination from nearby asbestos mines.
Karpatite (FL Blue Green SW, MW, LW) Chalcedony (Non-fluorescent) Location: Los Picachos, New Idria District, San Benito County, CA Size: 14" x 8" x 2.5" Weight: 10.8 lbs Contact me if you have any questions. Be sure to check out my eBay store: Jim's Obscure Stuff for more fluorescent minerals and other unusual items.Shipping I use Fed Exp Ground for most of my domestic shipping. I only charge actual shipping costs with no extra charges for packing or shipping materials. I think I finally have combined shipping working on eBay. The automatic invoice from eBay should now have the correct shipping amount. If you see any problems with the shipping amount please let me know.