• Millerite
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Millerite

$500.00   €427  £360.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21542
This exceptionally fine small cabinet specimen of Millerite on ironstone is from the Coed-Ely Colliery in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.  Coed Ely is about 25 km northwest of Cardiff.  Please note: the delicate acicular needles of Millerite project out above the Siderite-lined vug in which they have formed and so must be handled with particular care.  Look at the specimen first before handling as one wrong placement of a finger will crush the group!  This aside, it is a superb group with crystals measuring to 2 cm long as lustrous, silvery siskin green needles in two distinct diverging sprays.  Coed-Ely Colliery is probably the most famous of all the Millerite-producing coal mines in South Wales, this mine sadly closed in November 1986.  The specimen is accompanied by two earlier collector’s labels and a Nick Carruth stock label. 

Details

Dimensions
5.3 × 8.2 × 5.2 cm
Categories
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Coed-Ely Colliery, Coed Ely, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, UK, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Millerite, Siderite

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