• Bismuthinite
  • Bismuthinite
  • Bismuthinite
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides


$600.00   €570  £490.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC32821
Fowey Consols, close to St Blazey and north east of St Austell, was one of the most important copper mines in Cornwall; rich in copper and tin veins and younger bismuth-cobalt-nickel-uranium veins. This is a fine cabinet specimen of the bismuth sulphide Bismuthinite, with metallic acicular crystals lining all cavities in a highly vuggy Quartz veinstone matrix. The vugs also contain brassy Chalcopyrite and green Chlorite. The matrix appears to have undergone intense natural chemical erosion, a characteristic of such Fowey Consols material. Sooty, dark grey to tarnished metallic gunmetal grey Bismuthinite needles estimated to average about 5 mm long although many far exceed this, pervade almost every vug.


8.2 × 8.7 × 4.8 cm
Latest Additions, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Fowey Consols, Tywardreath, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

Related Mineral Specimens

Bismuthinite with Cassiterite and Chalcopyrite
 Fowey Consols, Tywardreath, Cornwall, England, Europe
A fine specimen of Cornish Bismuthinite from the Fowey Consols Mine, Tywardreath. Acicular metallic...
 Carrock Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, Europe
Intergrown metallic silvery-grey Bismuthinite measuring to nearly 3cm with spots of Native Bismuth...
Siderite on Quartz with Fluorapatite variety Francolite
 Fowey Consols, Tywardreath, Cornwall, England, Europe
A fine druse of colourless-white Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite, variety Francolite, covers milky-white...
Bismuthinite with Chalcopyrite
 Fowey Consols, Tywardreath, Cornwall, England, Europe
An exceptional cabinet specimen of Bismuthinite with Chalcopyrite from the famous Fowey Consols, one...