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Connellite

ID: CC31771
Trawnamoe mine was a small copper mine on the southern coast of Ireland and is now well known for its post mining deposits which richly coat the walls of the old adits and drives. This rich cabinet specimen displays large areas of intense velvety, deep sky powder blue Connellite which, under magnification, forms earthy sheets, micro-botryoidal spheres and sinusoidal, flowstone-type ribands over the surface of a grey and cream matrix. Do please note this is a post-mining deposit, formed from mineral-rich water running over the matrix and depositing the copper minerals. Please also note the colour of this specimen has proven impossible to accurately reproduce in the accompanying photographs, even by using colour mixing in Photoshop. The colour is not bad, but the large areas of darker blue are more towards electric sky blue than shown. Put it this way, you won’t be disappointed when looking at the real thing!

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Dimensions
6.8 × 11.4 × 3.5 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Latest Additions, Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates
Locality
Trawnamoe mine, Bonmahon, Waterford County, Munster, Ireland

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Connellite

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