Chrome Alum

Chrome Alum

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Charles S. Sahagian (1923-2003) was an Armenian-American who joined the U.S. Army, and received a host of medals (including a posthumous Legion of Honor) for his service in Europe during World War II. Following the war, Sahagian specialized in military material research. The inscription on this purple crystal reads “S754 K(Al, Cr) (SO4)2 12 H2O Chrome Alum / C. Sahagian... / 2/14/73 Zoned xl. Water soln.”
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Mineral Sample
Chrome Alum
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
overall: 3.9 cm x 3.3 cm x 5.1 cm; 1 9/16 in x 1 5/16 in x 2 in
overall: 1 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 2.8575 cm x 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm
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National Museum of American History
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