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Torbernite on Quartz, Wheal Basset, Illogan, Cornwall, England

Torbernite on Quartz, Wheal Basset, Illogan, Cornwall, England


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Torbernite on Quartz, Wheal Basset, Illogan, Cornwall, England

An earthy, orange coated, quartz mass bearing fine towers and clusters of books of emerald to bottle green square plates of torbernite. The crystals of torbernite are perfect squares, up to 5mm across. Torbernite is a radioactive secondary mineral found in the oxidised zones of some uraniferous copper deposits

TRURI : 801.6317

Media ID 19176917

© RIC, photographer A.G. Tindle

Copper English Geology Group Mine Mineral Mines Mining Specimen White


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