Chalcocite (Wes Parker Coll.)

North Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, St Just District, Cornwall, England
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 5.3 x 3.8 cm
Start Time: 12/03/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/10/2009 6:46:44 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Lustrous, dark gray, flattened, chalcocite crystals to 6 mm richly cover the matrix of solid chalcocite on this showy and excellent specimen from the famous Geevor Mine of Cornwall. According to the label, the piece was collected in 1979 from the North Pig Lode of this noted mine. The area around this historic mine was intermittently active from the late 1700s until 1990! Ex Wes Parker Collection.

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