Paratacamite, Chalcocite
Wheal Hazard (Hazard Section), Botallack Mine, Botallack, Botallack - Pendeen Area, St Just District, Cornwall, England, UK
Cabinet, 10.6 x 7.2 x 3.8 cm
Clinoatacamite is a rare copper chloride and is a polymorph of atacamite, botallackite and paratacamite. This old-time cabinet specimen from the historic Levant Mine of Cornwall has a rich covering of sparkly, dark green clinoatacamite crystals on massive chalcocite matrix. This species is very rare from the famous mines of Cornwall. Ex. Wes Parker, Tony Ellis, Sutcliffe and Barstow Collections.