• Bornite
  • Bornite
  • Bornite
  • Bornite


$1,000.00   €847  £730.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC14117
Well crystallised Bornite is not common, especially from Cornwall, making this cabinet specimen a fine example from Carn Brea mine at Pool, Cornwall, England.  This mine lay a little north of Carn Brea, a granite offshoot of the Carnmenellis granite, close by the main railway line and A30 road.  An iron-stained granitic matrix is richly coated with bright metallic Bornite crystals, lining its vuggy upper surface.  The crystals appear almost cubic with interpenetrant growth and are coloured pinchbeck-bronze grading to tarnished bluish-black.  This fine specimen comes with an impressive 10.6 x 7.8 cm German printed and handwritten label.


10.5 × 8.3 × 6.0 cm
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Carn Brea Mine, Illogan, Redruth, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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