• Kaolinite pseudomorphing after Orthoclase
  • Kaolinite pseudomorphing after Orthoclase
  • Kaolinite pseudomorphing after Orthoclase
Pseudomorphs

Kaolinite pseudomorphing after Orthoclase

$400.00   €341  £290.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC16795
Colloquially known as a “Pig’s Egg” by miners and collectors alike, Kaolinite pseudomorphs after Orthoclase feldspar were found within the China Clay deposits in a number of quarries around St. Austell in Cornwall.  From the Melbur China Clay Pit at St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall, this is a first class example, being made from almost pure Kaolinite.  It is a uniform creamy-white with well-defined sharp edges and faces.  The pseudomorph is that of a former Orthoclase Carlsbad twin.  A classic from the china clay suite of minerals in the St. Austell mining district.

Details

Dimensions
4.7 × 2.0 × 0.9 cm
Categories
Pseudomorphs, Silicates
Locality
Melbur China Clay Pit, Melbur, St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Orthoclase

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