Bournonite (old classic) ex Elling Coll.

Herodsfoot Mine, Liskeard Dist., Cornwall, England
Miniature, 3.8 x 3.0 x 1.8 cm
Start Time: 03/25/2009 7:15:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/02/2009 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

An OLD-TIME, CLASSIC specimen from the famous Herodsfoot Mine of Cornwall. Lustrous, sharp bournonite cogwheels are aesthetically set on matrix of massive bournonite. Historic specimens of this quality were recovered from 1850-1875 and are certainly one of the most desirable Cornwall species. This very fine and showy piece is very minimally impacted by a bit of contacting, as you can see. Highly desirable material from this famous and long-closed locale. Valued $500. Ex George Elling Collection.

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