• Calcite
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  • Calcite
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Calcite

$1,500.00   €1,469  £1,250.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC11429
Wheal Wrey was a lead-silver mine situated to the south west of the small village of St. Ive, close to Liskeard in Cornwall.  Please note this is not the much more famous town of St. Ives on the north Cornish coast!  The mine was begun in 1846 by the prominent Cornish mine captain Peter Clymo, although production had just about ended by 1862.  Wheal Wrey became famous for its magnificent Calcite occurring as thin acicular crystals and much larger, sometimes twinned crystals.  This is a fine cabinet specimen of classic Wheal Wrey Calcite with well-formed crystals measuring to over 5 cm covering the specimen.  All display the typical prismatic 'hexagonal' habit associated with this mine.  The prisms are translucent white and are associated with some bright metallic yellow Pyrite within the base.  Under LWUV the Calcite fluoresces bright peachy orange.  An excellent example of Wheal Wrey Calcite probably collected before 1875.

Details

Dimensions
9.0 × 7.0 × 5.0 cm
Categories
Carbonates
Locality
Wheal Wrey, St Ive, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Calcite

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