• Chalcocite
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  • Chalcocite
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides

Chalcocite

$1,000.00   €853  £780.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC13592
This fine small cabinet specimen of the copper sulphide Chalcocite forms thin hexagonal plates that are well protected amongst botryoidal druses of micro-crystalline milky Quartz. The Chalcocite crystals average around 4 mm across flats, although some larger crystals attain 7 to 8 mm. As is so typical with Chalcocite from Levant mine, near the village of Trewellard at St Just in Cornwall, the crystals tend to have a sooty matt surface, although there are exceptions where the crystal faces adopt a dull metallic lustre, sometimes with a play of delicate iridescent colours. A well crystallised Chalcocite from Levant, which must contain in the order of 100 crystals lining the elongated vugs.

Details

Dimensions
6.9 × 10.1 × 4.0 cm
Categories
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Levant Mine, Trewellard, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Chalcocite

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