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Phil. Academy Suite

The Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences built their mineral collection mostly in the 1800-1900 time frame and lost a mineral curator in the 1940's. Most of the collection was built in the 1800's with donations of collections built in the 1700's. As you can imagine, the collection on a whole served as a time capsule of mineral knowledge from that era. As soon as I heard about this collection being sold to a private party I desired to get all of the Asbestos samples from the collection and showcase them as a virtual gallery on the internet. Thanks to our good friends at Collector's Edge, Kristalle and Crystal Classics, we are able to present to you, the entire Asbestos suite from the Philadeplphia Academy of Natural Sciences!

Please enjoy our complete gallery of all the Asbestos specimens in the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences collection!

None of these are for sale, this is simply a historical photo gallery.
 
PAS#021 LONG Asbestos fibers from Italy

PAS#021 LONG Asbestos fibers from Italy

 

Val Tellina, Piedmont, Italy

Item #021

Museum Number 3120

 

$9999.99

 

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PAS#022 Clothlike Mountain Leather Sample

PAS#022 Clothlike Mountain Leather Sample

 

Unknown Location

Item #022

Museum Number 3121

 

$9999.99

 

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PAS#023 Mountain Leather with Quartz Crystals

PAS#023 Mountain Leather with Quartz Crystals

 

Salina County, Arkansas

Item #023

Museum Number 3122

 

$9999.99

 

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PAS#024 Mountain Leather from New Jersey

PAS#024 Mountain Leather from New Jersey

 

New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., New Jersey

Item #024

Museum Number 7121

 

$99999.99

 

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PAS#025 Asbestos from Alaska

PAS#025 Asbestos from Alaska

 

near Circle City, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Park, Alaska

Item #025

Museum Number 7686

 

$99999.99

 

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PAS#026 Asbestos from Russia in Wooden Box

PAS#026 Asbestos from Russia in Wooden Box

 

Ekatherinburg, Russia

Item #026

Museum Number 7938

 

$99999.99

 

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PAS#027 "Amosite" Grunerite Brown Asbestos

PAS#027 "Amosite" Grunerite Brown Asbestos

 

Penge, Transvaal District, South Africa

Item #027

Museum Number 21690

 

$99999.99

 

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PAS#028 Orthochrysotile Asbestos from "Rhodesia"

PAS#028 Orthochrysotile Asbestos from "Rhodesia"

 

Shabanie mine, Rhodesia (Now Zimbabwe)

Item #028

Museum Number 21729

 

$99999.99

 

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PAS#029 Asbestos from Ellicott's Mill Maryland

PAS#029 Asbestos from Ellicott's Mill Maryland

 

Ellicott's Mill, (Ellicott City), Maryland

Item #029

Museum Number 24575

 

$99999.99

 

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PAS#030 Loose Asbestos Fibers from the Alps

PAS#030 Loose Asbestos Fibers from the Alps

 

Tyrolese Alps

Item #030

Museum Number 24576

 

$99999.99

 

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