• Siderite with Chalcopyrite on Quartz
  • Siderite with Chalcopyrite on Quartz
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides

Siderite with Chalcopyrite on Quartz

$450.00   €430  £370.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC32785
The mines in the Illogan district, an area between Camborne and Redruth in Cornwall, often produced very fine specimens of Siderite, this being a lovely example on Quartz from South Crofty mine.  At 7.8 cm this little beauty is perhaps just too long to class as a miniature.  Thin, lenticular deep tan Siderite blades, averaging 4 to 6 mm broad, form a near-continuous carpet, only interrupted here and there by colourless to slightly milky, well terminated Quartz crystals.  Just for good aesthetic measure, the occasional golden brassy Chalcopyrite crystal perches on top of the Siderite.  A super Siderite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz from South Crofty.

Details

Dimensions
5.4 × 7.8 × 2.9 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Quartz and Agate, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
South Crofty Mine, Pool, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Chalcoprite, Quartz, Siderite

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