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Botallackite

ID: CC13471
Botallackite is a rare copper oxychloride which forms metallic bluish-green crystals in rich coatings, usually due to chemical reactions between seawater and existing copper mineralisation.  This specimen is from the famous find at Cligga Head in north Cornwall, in the inter-tidal zone where the copper-rich lodes of Cligga mine extend out under the sea.  This excellent small miniature has a 2.0 x 1.4 cm patch totally encrusted with 2 to 3 mm tall Botallackite crystals and is housed in a high-dome plastic box to protect the delicate crystals.

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Dimensions
3.4 × 4.1 × 5.0 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Rare Minerals
Locality
Cligga Mine, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Botallackite

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