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Olivenite

$750.00   €648  £590.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC8691
An exceptionally rich and showy, well-crystallised Olivenite from Wheal Unity, part of the St Day United group of mines in the parish of Gwennap, Cornwall.  This area is now where the village of St Day has grown, only a little north of Redruth.  The bottle-green Olivenite crystals form three distinct clusters on a gossany quartz veinstone matrix, so characteristic of the oxidised near-surface ore bodies in this world-famous mining district.  Two of the Olivenite-lined shallow vugs measure approximately 3 x 2 cm, making this a wonderfully rich specimen for display and set at a particularly good price for its aesthetic appearance and classic locality.

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Dimensions
4.8 × 8.8 × 3.7 cm
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Locality
Wheal Unity, St Day United Mines, Gwennap, Cornwall, England

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Olivenite

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