• Malachite on Crednerite
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Malachite on Crednerite

$350.00   €288  £260.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC17229
Specimens from the Torr Works quarry in Somerset, better known among collectors as Merehead quarry, are highly sought and this great miniature is a good example of acicular emerald-green malachite overgrowing metallic black plates of Crednerite, a copper-manganese oxide.  Micro-crystals of buttermilk-cream Calcite also coat some of the Crednerite and in turn this is criss-crossed by thin micro-crystalline strands of Malachite.  The matrix is a sooty black manganese ore mixed with Calcite, typical of the Mn-pods in which the complex mineralogy at this quarry is mainly found.

Details

Dimensions
3.8 × 5.4 × 3.3 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Oxides and Hydroxides
Locality
Torr Works Quarry, Cranmore, Somerset, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Crednerite, Malachite

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