Bayldonite, Quartz
Wheal Carpenter, Fraddam, Gwinear, St Erth - Gwithian Area, Cornwall, England, UK
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 4.8 x 4.1 cm
An old-time, classic and showy Cornwall specimen of green bayldonite crystals richly covering quartz matrix from the less well-known Wheal Carpenter Mine. Wheal Carpenter opened in 1792, with sporadic and limited production continuing until 1855. Very highly representative material for the species and locality. Ex. John Ydren Collection.