• Andrewsite (Hentschelite-Rockbridgeite-Chalcosiderite) with Goethite
  • Andrewsite (Hentschelite-Rockbridgeite-Chalcosiderite) with Goethite
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Andrewsite (Hentschelite-Rockbridgeite-Chalcosiderite) with Goethite

$1,200.00   €1,006  £860.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21539
Although we still refer to this mineral as Andrewsite, it was discredited in 1990, being a mixture of Hentschelite and Rockbridgeite with minor Chalcosiderite.  This small cabinet specimen is from Wheal Phoenix, the original location from which Andrewsite was first reported.  Unlike other discredited species the name Andrewsite is still commonly used as it is a real Cornish classic associated with the Minions mining district and much more practical to say than the actual mixture!  Complete leaf green spherules of crystalline Andrewsite to 5 mm diameter form a nice group to one side of the flat Quartz matrix surface.  In addition, many broken spherical aggregates are scattered on both the top and bottom surfaces revealing their internal peppermint green radial structure.  This specimen is accompanied with a yellow card Gwynant Valley Minerals stock label, a happy reminder of the late Ernie Pickard and his vast range of specimens then found in his Beddgelert premises.

Details

Dimensions
8.5 × 5.8 × 3.0 cm
Categories
Oxides and Hydroxides, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Wheal Phoenix, Minions, Linkinhorne, Liskeard District, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Andrewsite

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