• Kaolinite ps. after Orthoclase
  • Kaolinite ps. after Orthoclase
  • Kaolinite ps. after Orthoclase

Kaolinite ps. after Orthoclase

ID: CC16804
A magnificent and large pseudomorph of Kaolinite after Orthoclase, in the habit of a near-perfect Carlsbad twin; a classic specimen from Melbur China Clay Pit at St Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall.  The Kaolinite is hard, unweathered and is a clear bright creamy white.  The pseudomorph is sharp and crisp and is one of the best examples I have seen from this locality.  It was collected in August 1989 by Maurice Grigg, well known for his stunning and important collection of minerals form the china clay pits around St. Austell.

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8.5 × 6.5 × 2.1 cm
Pseudomorphs, Silicates
Melbur China Clay Pit, Melbur, St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall, England, Europe

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