• Allophane on Pyrite
  • Allophane on Pyrite
  • Allophane on Pyrite
  • Allophane on Pyrite
  • Allophane on Pyrite
  • Allophane on Pyrite
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Allophane on Pyrite

$270.00   €238  £200.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC5292
Colourless to white bubbly Allophane crystals cover much of this Pyrite rich specimen from Wheal Hamblyn, near Bridestowe, Devon. Please note, this enigmatic mine has two spellings of almost equal association with the locality: ‘Hamblyn’ according to F. W. Rudler and ‘Hamlyn’ reported by A.K. Hamilton Jenkin. Unfortunately, this mine is not recorded in H.G. Dines' "The Metalliferous Mining Region of South-West England". The Allophane is also associated with spherules of Malachite and ferruginous Quartz. This is a rare Devonshire specimen from this little known copper mine on the edge of a Limestone Quarry near Bridestowe, about 9 km south-west of Okehampton. It is not certain which quarry the mine is near, as there are two near Bridestowe, and one a little further away.

Details

Dimensions
7.0 × 3.3 × 2.2 cm
Categories
Locality
Wheal Hamlyn, Bridestowe, Okehampton, Devon, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Allophane