• Chalcocite


$450.00   €447  £380.00 approx.  

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ID: CC12844
The copper sulphide Chalcocite tends to be a well-crystallised mineral throughout the mines of Cornwall; this specimen being a good example of the species from the Levant mine at Trewellard close to St Just. The Levant and South lodes famously extended out under the Atlantic and while working in the shallower levels, miners could often hear boulders rolling about on the sea floor not that far above them! This fine miniature has much of its top surface, in a block of Chalcocite matrix, covered in vugs filled with Chalcocite crystals which vary between a hexagonal plate to thick-set acicular crystals of up to about 8 mm long. A rich and good Chalcocite from Levant.


4.5 × 6.5 × 2.5 cm
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Levant Mine, Trewellard, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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