• Ludlamite with Siderite and Quartz
  • Ludlamite with Siderite and Quartz
  • Ludlamite with Siderite and Quartz
Gallery

Ludlamite with Siderite and Quartz

$7,500.00   €6,905  £5,750.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21532
If any specimen’s description has to begin with a great big massive Wow, then this is it!  A Ludlamite from its type locality of Wheal Jane in Cornwall, probably one of the very best specimens ever found in the mine and believe me, this is not hype! An approximately 9 x 5 cm vug forms the heart of this cabinet specimen in a matrix of dense dark grey Quartz-rich matrix pervaded with what looks like massive Pyrrhotite, Chalcopyrite and Arsenopyrite.  The vug and surrounding areas of the matrix are densely coated with acicular crystals of needle Quartz, much of which is overgrown with beautiful double terminated feathered bunches of golden amber-brown Siderite crystals.  Please note on all the accompanying labels Sphalerite is named, but this has been mistaken for Siderite.  This would be delightful in itself, but now add an almost continuous overgrowth of magnificent translucent lime green Ludlamite crystals, many of up to 1 cm tall.  It is magnificent and worthy of any top museum anywhere in the world. The specimen is accompanied by a Maurice J.E. Grigg of Indian Queens (Cornwall) label, giving the specific location of C2 Stope, 11 - 15 Levels Decline Area in Wheal Jane.  With no exaggeration, we may never see a specimen from Wheal Jane like this again, it’s sensational.

Details

Dimensions
8.0 × 8.5 × 10.7 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates, Quartz and Agate, Rare Minerals
Locality
Wheal Jane, Kea, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Ludlamite, Quartz, Siderite

Related Mineral Specimens

Ludlamite on Siderite
$4,500
 Cabeza Do Cachorro Mine, Floresta Amazonica, Amazonas, Brazil, South America
Ludlamite is a rare iron-manganese-magnesium phosphate which was first described from Wheal Jane in...
Arsenopyrite with Sphalerite, Quartz and Calcite
$1,500
 Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo, Europe
An attractive arrangement of metallic silvery crystals of Arsenopyrite with some black Sphalerite...
Quartz var Smoky Faden
$1,250
 Goschenen Valley, Uri, Switzerland, Europe
A neat double stacked Quartz variety Faden from the Göschenen Valley area Uri, Switzerland both...
Siderite Epimorph after Baryte (Lady's Slipper)
$13,000
 Virtuous Lady Mine, Buckland Monachorum, Devon, England, Europe
Probably one of the most recognisable Epimorphs from the Cornubian Orefield, are the Siderite...