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Tetrahedrite, Trenance, St Issey, near Padstow, Cornwall, England
Tetrahedrite, Trenance, St Issey, near Padstow, Cornwall, England
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Tin Figurine
Tin Figurine
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Gold, Carnon Stream Works, Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England
Gold, Carnon Stream Works, Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England
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Julia Domna Silver Denarius
Julia Domna Silver Denarius
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Queen Anne Silver Shilling, England
Queen Anne Silver Shilling, England
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Electrotype Greek Coin from Thurium, Southern Italy
Electrotype Greek Coin from Thurium, Southern Italy
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Copper Alloy Pre-decimal One Penny (1d) Coin, England
Copper Alloy Pre-decimal One Penny (1d) Coin, England
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Queen Victoria Jubilee Head Silver Crown, England
Queen Victoria Jubilee Head Silver Crown, England
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Gold Electrotype of the Juxon Medal, England
Gold Electrotype of the Juxon Medal, England
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Silver Tetradrachm, Egypt
Silver Tetradrachm, Egypt
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Long Case Clock, St Erth, Cornwall, England
Long Case Clock, St Erth, Cornwall, England
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Chalcocite with Quartz, Cooks Kitchen Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England
Chalcocite with Quartz, Cooks Kitchen Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England
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Gold, Carnon Stream Works, Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England Featured Print

Gold, Carnon Stream Works, Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England

Gold is a native element and precious metal which has been prized by mankind for thousands of years for its beauty, malleability and resistance to corrosion. This gold nugget is the largest known to have been found in Cornwall and weighs 1 oz t, 18 dwt. 6 grs. It was found in January 1808 in the Carnon Valley tin-stream works and bought by collector Philip Rashleigh in March of the same year. Rashleigh wrote in his Manuscript (112 Au): Native Gold found in Carnon Stream work in Cornwall weighs - 1 oz. 18 pw. 6 gr. Troy this piece has had all the extra matter picked out except a mite in one place the marks of many others remain. The smoothness of the piece shews the great time it has been washed by the water where it was exposed and the hollow parts more rough gives a proof of its not being manufactured'. In the ownership of Mr Wills, a silversmith from Truro, the find was reported in the Royal Cornwall Gazette on 6th February 1808 this is unquestionably the largest and most beautiful specimen ever found in Cornwall, or probably in any other country'. The paper reported in March 1808 that Rashleigh purchased the specimen from Mr Wills. Mineral analysis undertaken in 2018 indicates that the gold content in the nugget is in the high 90s while other gold nuggets from the Carnon Stream Works, which were analysed, are around the 70s. As a result, it has been suggested that this gold nugget may have been refined and worked into a forgery by the silversmith who sold it to Rashleigh. Rashleigh Collection

© RIC, photographer A.G. Tindle

Hematite, Buxton, England
Hematite, Buxton, England
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Galena, Sphalerite, Bitumen and Fluorite, Ashover, Derbyshire, England
Galena, Sphalerite, Bitumen and Fluorite, Ashover, Derbyshire, England
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Galena, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, England
Galena, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, England
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Galena, Earl Ferrers Mine, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, England
Galena, Earl Ferrers Mine, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, England
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Native Copper, Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall, England
Native Copper, Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall, England
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Cassiterite, Wherry Mine, Wherrytown, Penzance, Cornwall, England
Cassiterite, Wherry Mine, Wherrytown, Penzance, Cornwall, England
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Goethite with Calcite, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Goethite with Calcite, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England
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Manganite, Warwickshire, England
Manganite, Warwickshire, England
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Bournonite with Quartz, Herodsfoot Mine, Lanreath, Cornwall, England
Bournonite with Quartz, Herodsfoot Mine, Lanreath, Cornwall, England
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Cassiterite, Wheal Maudlin, Lostwithiel (formerly in Lanlivery Parish), Cornwall, England
Cassiterite, Wheal Maudlin, Lostwithiel (formerly in Lanlivery Parish), Cornwall, England
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Chalcopyrite on Baryte, Ecton Mine, Ecton Hill, Staffordshire, England
Chalcopyrite on Baryte, Ecton Mine, Ecton Hill, Staffordshire, England
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Copper with Quartz, South Caradon Mine, St Cleer, Cornwall, England
Copper with Quartz, South Caradon Mine, St Cleer, Cornwall, England
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Bournonite with Quartz, Herodsfoot Mine, Lanreath, Cornwall, England Featured Print

Bournonite with Quartz, Herodsfoot Mine, Lanreath, Cornwall, England

Steel-grey twinned bournonite crystals, in distinctive cog wheel formation, with colourless quartz. This fine specimen from the lead and silver mine, Herodsfoot, may have been acquired by the Royal Institution of Cornwall as part of a group of specimens purchased from Richard Talling, the great Cornish mineral dealer, for £8.10s in December 1858. Bournonite, a rare sulphide of copper, lead and antimony, was first described in 1797 by Philip Rashleigh of Menabilly in Cornwall, who included illustrated descriptions of two specimens in his publication Specimens of British Minerals, Selected from the Cabinet of Philip Rashleigh. The specimens described by Rashleigh came from Wheal Boys, an antimony mine in St Endellion parish and the type locality for bournonite

© RIC, photographer A.G. Tindle

Copper, Cornwall, England
Copper, Cornwall, England
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Drawing of Tin Ingot, Praa Sands, Breage, Cornwall
Drawing of Tin Ingot, Praa Sands, Breage, Cornwall
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Julius Caesar Copper Alloy Coin
Julius Caesar Copper Alloy Coin
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Roman Republic Silver Denarius
Roman Republic Silver Denarius
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Bronze Incense Burner (Koro), Japan
Bronze Incense Burner (Koro), Japan
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Chalcocite with Chalcopyrite, Tincroft Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England
Chalcocite with Chalcopyrite, Tincroft Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England
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Anglesite, Matlock, Derbyshire, England
Anglesite, Matlock, Derbyshire, England
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Cerussite on Galena and Baryte, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England
Cerussite on Galena and Baryte, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England
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Galena, Matlock, Derbyshire, England
Galena, Matlock, Derbyshire, England
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Galena and Quartz, Derbyshire, England (Uncertain Locality)
Galena and Quartz, Derbyshire, England (Uncertain Locality)
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Galena with Calcite, Sphalerite and Pyrite, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, England
Galena with Calcite, Sphalerite and Pyrite, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, England
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Galena with Sphalerite, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, England
Galena with Sphalerite, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, England
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Bronze Incense Burner (Koro), Japan Featured Print

Bronze Incense Burner (Koro), Japan

This incense burner dates from around 1800 and is in the form of a Chinese boy (karako) reading a book. Karako is a Japanese term meaning Chinese child'. It generally refers to Chinese children as they are portrayed in Japanese art, though the literal translation specifically references the Tang children of the Tang Dynasty [AD618-907]. The figures usually appear to be boys, wearing sets of conventional Chinese clothing and with their hair shaved and/or knotted in the traditional Tang style of this time. Karako are divine beings in Japanese mythology. They embody the innocence and joy of childhood and, as such, are often portrayed in scenarios where they are playing. Other interpretations find that karako are used to symbolise the wish to have a male successor who will gain high social status and also as a benevolent symbol which brings luck, happiness and prosperity. Gift of Alfred De Pass

© RIC, photographer Mike Searle

Galena with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, England
Galena with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, England
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Cassiterite Partly Replacing Orthoclase, Wheal Coates, St Agnes, Cornwall, England
Cassiterite Partly Replacing Orthoclase, Wheal Coates, St Agnes, Cornwall, England
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Cassiterite, St Agnes, Cornwall, England
Cassiterite, St Agnes, Cornwall, England
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Chalcopyrite with Calcite and Galena, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, England
Chalcopyrite with Calcite and Galena, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, England
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Pewter Porringer, Reading, Berkshire, England
Pewter Porringer, Reading, Berkshire, England
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Torbernite on Quartz, Wheal Basset, Illogan, Cornwall, England
Torbernite on Quartz, Wheal Basset, Illogan, Cornwall, England
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Red Arrows, Fowey, Cornwall. August 1992
Red Arrows, Fowey, Cornwall. August 1992
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