Chalcopyrite var. Blister Copper

Wheal Speed, St Ives Dist., Cornwall, England
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 4.6 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 04/01/2010 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/08/2010 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A wonderful, old-time specimen of chalcopyrite "blister copper" from the famous Wheal Speed of Cornwall. Classicly named for the blistered-appearing botryoidal structure of the chalcopyrite. The showy, bubbly, knobby, blister copper richly covers both sides of the gossan matrix. Excellent and seldom available material for this locale from the Nick Talbot and Wes Parker Collections.

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