• Paracelsian
  • Paracelsian
  • Paracelsian
  • Paracelsian
  • Paracelsian
Silicates

Paracelsian

$3,500.00   €2,984  £2,540.00 approx.  

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ID: CC21551
A most special small cabinet specimen of crystallised Paracelsian from Benallt mine on the Lleyn Peninsula of Gwynedd, Wales.  Benallt was a manganese mine first opened in 1886 and has produced almost forty mineral species of which it is type locality to four.  It is perhaps best known for Paracelsian, a barium-aluminium silicate and this specimen is a fine and rich example composed of intergrown white, cream and colourless crystals.  The largest crystals measure to about 2 cm long and form flattened chisel tipped terminations.  This specimen was collected in 1911 by Sir Arthur Russell and is accompanied by a British Museum (Natural History) Department of Mineralogy label.

Details

Dimensions
7.5 × 7.5 × 5.7 cm
Categories
Silicates
Locality
Benallt Mine, Rhiw, Llanfaelrhys, Lleyn Peninsula, Gwynedd, Wales, UK

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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