Chalcosiderite (old - Type Locality area)

Cornwall, England
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 3.8 x 3.3 cm
Start Time: 03/09/2009 8:20:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 03/19/2009 8:05:26 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 features two vugs RICHLY covered with gemmy, forest-green, grape-like clusters of radial chalcosiderite blades on a quartz-rich matrix. This EXCELLENT specimen is from historic Cornwall, England and comes with an expertly handwritten, faded label from an older collection. The collection this came out of was a museum stash dating to prior to World War I. Wheal Phoenix in Cornwall is the Type Locality for chalcosiderite.

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