• Cronstedtite with Cacoxenite on Quartz
  • Cronstedtite with Cacoxenite on Quartz
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates

Cronstedtite with Cacoxenite on Quartz

$450.00   €447  £380.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC27999
This small thumbnail from Wheal Jane, close to Truro in Cornwall, comprises of a single greyish, terminated Quartz crystal, one side of which is covered with 1 to 3 mm black Cronstedtite crystals dusted with micro-spherules of apricot-tan Cacoxenite. Do please note this is a small specimen and could be considered a micromount. Using a lens and scale, I roughly measure the Cacoxenite spheres at about 0.1 mm diameter (yes, mm, not cm). Cronstedtite is a complex iron silicate and Cacoxenite an iron aluminium phosphate. Both species are well known from Wheal Jane but are uncommon.

Details

Dimensions
1.8 × 1.7 × 1.0 cm
Categories
Latest Additions, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates, Quartz and Agate, Silicates
Locality
Wheal Jane, Kea, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cacoxenite, Cronstedtite, Quartz

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