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MD-255013
Chalcocite
Small Cabinet, 5.4 x 4.2 x 4.0 cm
Tincroft Mine, Carn Brea and Tincroft United Mine, Carn Brea area, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
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Lustrous to matte-finish, metallic-gray chalcocite crystals richly cover the contrasting, 3-dimensional, gossan matrix on this fine specimen from the Tincroft Mine of Cornwall. The sharp, blocky, tabular crystals are up to 5 mm. The mines in this historic area closed around 1913. Ex. Wes Parker Collection.