Clinoclase (Type Locality)
Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Cornwall, England, UK
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm
Ex. Eric Asselborn; Dr. Jean Behier
Clinoclase was first found at this important old mining complex in the early 1800s, and was identified I 1830. TO THIS DAY, the specimens from these early to mid 1800s finds here remain the best of species by an order of magnitude, to most collectors. This elegant, vertical specimen is important for the species and doubles as a pretty fine display quality piece, as well. I am aware of only a handful of better specimens, and most of those are in the major museums in England with very few in private hands. It comes with old labels from the collection of Dr. Jean Behier, a well known collector, and from a previous older collection. Behier was a noted French geologist who worked to help develop Madagascar's mining industry for many years. His collection was purchased around 2004 by Alain Martaud and dispersed. Ex Eric Asselborn collection.Joe Budd Photos