Clinoclase, Olivenite, Quartz
Wheal Gorland, St Day United Mines (Poldice Mines), Gwennap area, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm
A CLASSIC, OLD-TIME and EXCELLENT combination specimen from the famous Wheal Gorland of Cornwall. Lustrous bundles of teal, acicular clinoclase (so intensely colored they were mistaken for connellite by me) compliment and contrast lustrous, green olivenite needles with glassy quartz crystals in a very colorful vug in coarse milky quartz. Specimens of this RARE combination and quality came out in the mid 18th century and are much desired.