Chalcosiderite (old - Type Locality)

Wheal Phoenix, Liskeard Dist., Cornwall, England
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 5.0 x 4.5 cm
Start Time: 05/21/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/28/2009 6:00:57 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Chalcosiderite is a RARE mineral, a member of the Turquoise Group and is isostructural with turquoise. This showy, OLD-TIME specimen is from the famous Wheal Phoenix in Cornwall, the Type Locality for chalcosiderite. The 3-dimensional, quartz-rich gossan matrix is loaded with vugs RICHLY lined with gemmy, forest-green, grape-like clusters of radial chalcosiderite blades. This is EXCELLENT material from this historic Cornwall mine and is certainly over 100 years old. Valued $750

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