• Langite
  • Langite
Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates


$500.00   €457  £380.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC31447
This small miniature Langite, from its type locality at Fowey Consols, Tywardreath, in the St. Austell District of Cornwall, simply oozes history and will make a delightful addition to any collection of fine Cornish or British minerals. Langite is a reasonably rare hydrated copper sulphate and forms a micro-crystallised bright turquoise crust enveloping a dark cinnamon brown brecciated matrix. The specimen is ex. Richard Talling (1820-1883) who is still regarded as the most important dealer ever of Cornish minerals and who famously sold from a corner shop in Lostwithiel named the “Fancy Repository”. This shop can still be visited today but sadly no longer sells minerals! The three very old labels accompanying this are probably not in Talling’s hand writing, but this Langite is known to be No.5 of a batch he sold to the Clay brothers. Another label is that of the University of Pennsylvania on which is noted “Presented thru Prof. König.”


4.1 × 3.5 × 1.6 cm
Latest Additions, Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates
Fowey Consols, Tywardreath, St. Austell District, Cornwall, England

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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