Ludlamite, Quartz
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 4.7 x 4.7 cm
Wheal Jane, Baldhu, Gwennap area, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
Gemmy and glassy, green ludlamite crystals richly fill a vug in crystallized quartz matrix on this fine specimen from the old and well-known Wheal Jane Mine of Cornwall. Exceptionally gemmy for the species and locale. Accompanied by a label in German indicating that the piece was collected in the 1980s during a brief reentry and mining for tin at Wheal Jane.