Wheal Phoenix (Phoenix United Mine; West Phoenix Mine), Linkinhorne, Caradon & Phoenix Area (South-Eastern Bodmin Moor), Liskeard District, Cornwall, England, UK
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.9 x 2.8 cm
Libethenite is an uncommon copper phosphate. This fine old-time specimen from historic Cornwall, England features a well-place vein richly lined with sparkly, very dark green libethenite microcrystals in a 3-dimensional matrix of massive, dense, rich copper ore. Accompanied by 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.