• Cronstedtite with Cacoxenite on Quartz
  • Cronstedtite with Cacoxenite on Quartz
Silicates

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

Related Mineral Specimens

Baryte with Quartz
$1,500
 Jinkouhe, Liangshan Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China, Asia
Whether you are a collector of Chinese minerals, Baryte or purely the aesthetic, this magnificent...
Baryte with Quartz
$750
 Brixlegg - Schwaz area, Inn valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria
Opaque, snow-white curved blades of Baryte form an oblique spherical rosette measuring approximately...
Calcite with Sphalerite and Quartz
$450
 Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo, Europe
Pagoda-like stacked nail-head Calcite crystals and beautifully developed Sphalerite crystals are...
Scheelite on Quartz with Zinnwaldite
$600
 Cínovec / Zinnwald, Erzgebirge; Krusné Hory Mts, Saxony & Ústí Region, Germany & Czech Republic
A 9 x 5 mm group of tiny octahedral Scheelite crystals are attached to a prism face of a pair...