• Siderite on Quartz
  • Siderite on Quartz
  • Siderite on Quartz
  • Siderite on Quartz
  • Siderite on Quartz
  • Siderite on Quartz

Siderite on Quartz

$5,000.00   €4,158  £3,590.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC13448

Undoubtably the star specimen of this week’s update, a wonderful and rather differently crystallised Siderite on Quartz from Wheal Maudlin, an old mine just north of the town of Lostwithiel in north Cornwall.  Wheal Maudlin is world famous for it “horse-tooth” siderite crystals, the most famous specimen being that in the NHM, London.  This magnificent specimen is different in that the Siderite forms flattened lenticular ‘flying saucer’-like crystals, all close to 1 cm in diameter (compared to the uniform 1.3 cm diameter ‘horse-tooth’ crystals).  The dark tan to deep greyish-buff crystals form a tightly-packed 5 x 3 x 2 cm cluster, which wraps around the upper half of a tapering, barrel-shaped 7.5 cm long translucent Quartz crystal with a translucent termination.  This classic specimen will make a fabulous addition to the very best of Cornish collections!



7.7 × 3.1 × 2.9 cm
Wheal Maudlin, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Quartz, Siderite

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