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Malachite, Wheal Husband, Sticker, St Ewe, Cornwall, England

Botryoidal malachite coated in limonite. This specimen was drawn for Specimens of British Minerals, Selected from the Cabinet of Philip Rashleigh (1797, Volume 1, Plate 8, Figure 4) which states Is mammillary copper ore, of a fine green colour, with rays diverging from centres, nearly covered with black shining iron ore, which seems to be decomposing the copper ore, the green colour appearing in all parts where the fractures are made. From Huel Husband, in the parish of St Ewe'. Huel (Wheal) Husband was later incorporated into Great Hewas Mine. Rashleigh Collection

© RIC, photographer A.G. Tindle