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Chalcocite, Cooks Kitchen Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England

Chalcocite, Cooks Kitchen Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England


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Chalcocite, Cooks Kitchen Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England

Coarse platy chalcocite. This specimen was drawn for Specimens of British Minerals, Selected from the Cabinet of Philip Rashleigh (1797, Volume 1, Plate 15, Figure 1) which states Is crystallized grey copper ore, consisting of thin plates crossing at right angles, rising about half of an inch perpendicular, and then bevilling off towards a point, where it forms another very small eight-sided figure. From Cooks Kitchen. Chalcocite is a secondary mineral occurring in or near the oxidised zone of copper sulfide deposits. Rashleigh Collection

TRURI : 1903.1.833

Media ID 19177435

© RIC, photographer A.G. Tindle

Black Copper English Geology Gray Grey Mine Mineral Mines Mining Specimen Sulfide Sulphide


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