• Chalcocite
  • Chalcocite
  • Chalcocite
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides

Chalcocite

$750.00   €685  £570.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC31441
A small cluster of beautifully crystallised Chalcocite nestles on top of an orange red, iron-stained brecciated Calcite matrix, the Calcite clasts cemented by a pervading Hematite infill. This small cabinet specimen is from Geevor mine by Pendeen in Cornwall, England, a mine quite close to Land’s End. Geevor exploited metal-rich veins within the Land’s End granite pluton, emplaced 279 million years ago during the Permian. Orange coloured Calcite is not commonly encountered generally worldwide but is a common feature at Geevor and Levant. The Chalcocite forms long, elegant and well terminated silver to dark grey crystals with a slightly sooty dark grey to dull metallic grey lustre and of up to 8 to 10 mm long. These are excellent Chalcocite crystals for the locality and will make a fine addition to any Cornish suite.

Details

Dimensions
7.0 × 5.5 × 4.9 cm
Categories
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Chalcocite

Related Mineral Specimens

Chalcocite
$250
 Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England, Europe
Metallic gunmetal blue intergrown twinned crystals of Chalcocite measuring overall to 2 cm with...
Chalcocite
$1,200
 Bristol Copper Mine, Bristol, Hartford Co, Connecticut, USA, North America
A rare specimen of Chalcocite crystals from the long-closed Bristol Copper mine in Connecticut, USA....
Chalcocite
$900
 Levant Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England, Europe
Well-formed crystals of lustrous metallic grey Chalcocite measuring to 1.2 cm are over a thumbnail...
Chalcocite
$2,000
 Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Rusk Co, Wisconsin, USA, North America
A nodular mound of sooty-black Chalcocite with a subtle patina of  iridescent, metallic peacock...