Cornwall, England
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 6.1 x 4.8 cm
Ex. E. R. Chadbourn
This has to be the prettiest chalcosiderite I can recall handling, with an intense sparkle and glistening surface, as the thousands of small crystals drape a 3-dimensional matrix plate. The heyday of the mining here was in the mid to late 1800s, and this relatively large, showy, cabinet quality display piece is something one does not see much of today. From the collection of ER Chadbourn, (1855-1920s). See Min Record archives here: http://www.minrec.org/labels.asp?colid=1289