• Cassiterite


ID: CC21563
A charming large thumbnail of lustrous black Cassiterite crystals with micro-crystals of brassy golden Chalcopyrite from the classic Cornish locality of St. Michael’s Mount at Marazion, east of Penzance. Although Chalcopyrite is known to occur here, specimens, no matter how small, are very scarce, making this a great opportunity to acquire this species from the Mount. Mineral collecting on St. Michael’s Mount has always been strictly forbidden because the mineral veins are on the privately owned side of the tidal island. The only specimens are those which have been collected historically, so any specimen from here is well worth looking at from this iconic Cornish locality.

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2.5 × 2.8 × 1.0 cm
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St. Michael's Mount, Mount's Bay, Cornwall, England, Europe

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