• Turquoise var. Rashleighite
  • Turquoise var. Rashleighite
  • Turquoise var. Rashleighite
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates

Turquoise var. Rashleighite

$1,200.00   €1,028  £940.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19832
Ferrian (iron-rich) Turquoise is given the varietal name Rashleighite, named for the famous Cornish collector Philip Rashleigh (1729 – 1811).  This is an excellent example of this variety and aesthetic too.  Spherical globular crystal aggregates of Turquoise line what is probably a micro-crystalised Chalcosiderite-lined vug in a Quartz veinstone.  The Turquoise spherules differ slightly in colour on either side of the vug; bluish-turquoise at one side and peppermint-green-turquoise at the other.  The presence of Chalcosiderite with Rashleigh is common as Rashleighite is an intermediate member in the Chalcosiderite-Turquoise series.  A splendid specimen from Wheal Phoenix by the village of Minions, close to Linkinhorne in Cornwall.

Details

Dimensions
2.5 × 4.5 × 3.5 cm
Categories
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Wheal Phoenix, Minions, Linkinhorne, Liskeard District, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
var. Rashleighite, Turquoise

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