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Fluorite and Halides

Botallackite

$1,500.00   €1,265  £1,090.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC13801
A weathered plate of mottled Cligga Head granite, its top surface richly coated with deep green-teal-blue Botallackite crystals from the shoreline adjacent to Cligga mine at Perranzabuloe, Cornwall.  Copper bearing lodes traverse the beach at this point and in rock pools the action of chloride-rich sea water has reacted with the copper. Botallackite is a copper oxychloride whose type locality is south west of Cligga, in the Wheal Cock section of Botallack mine near St Just, Cornwall.  This rare find was made by Cornish miner dealer Mike Merry and due to the scarcity of this species it became an instant classic.  The Botallackite forms highly lustrous platy crystals to just a few millimetres, but in such profusion, they form a continuous mat.  A great specimen of this rare species.

Details

Dimensions
6.2 × 7.9 × 1.7 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Oxides and Hydroxides, Rare Minerals
Locality
Cligga Mine, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Botallackite

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