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Chalcocite with Quartz, Cook's Kitchen Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England
This specimen was drawn for Specimens of British Minerals, Selected from the Cabinet of Philip Rashleigh (1797, Volume 1, Plate 7, Figure 5) which states 'Represents large plated six-sided crystals of grey copper ore, one over the other, with small prisms of grey copper ore, having six sides, and truncated ends upon some of the plated crystals; upon a stone of loose quartz. From Cook's Kitchen'. Chalcocite is a secondary mineral occurring in or near the oxidised zone of copper sulfide deposits. Rashleigh Collection.
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