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18W-U72Galena

Lisheen mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Field of View: 12 cm
Weight: 400 g

Galena from ore body, collected underground by a miner at Lisheen Mine before it closed in 2015.
Donated to this collector by that same miner, who does not wish to be named.
Mass is 400g. Clearly crystalline under microscope.

Photo by G.Curtis July 2019
Copyright: © George E S Curtis      Photo ID: 967872     Uploaded by: George Eric Stanley Curtis   View Count: 5   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5152 x 3864 pixels (19.9 Mpix)

N1U-RPXCuprite

Multiple photos available
Wheal Basset, Basset Mines, Carnkie, Carn Brea, Cornwall, England, UK

Field of View: 4 mm

The tarnish makes these easier to photograph but also makes them appear opaque, when in fact they are a lovely translucent red.
Several groups found associated with copper.
G Curtis, Basset. 2018.
Copyright: © George E S Curtis      Photo ID: 962234     Uploaded by: George Eric Stanley Curtis   View Count: 11   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2848 x 2136 pixels (6.1 Mpix)

UKE-6K5Pseudomalachite

Multiple photos available
Wheal Basset, Basset Mines, Carnkie, Carn Brea, Cornwall, England, UK

Field of View: 8 mm

Rather pretty Pseudomalachite found with Libethenite (not shown) in a primarily phosphate area.
Full coverage an ugly patchwork covering 6 cm by 3.5 cm, (see second child photo)

Wheal Basset, G.Curtis, May 2019.
Copyright: © George E S Curtis      Photo ID: 961990     Uploaded by: George Eric Stanley Curtis   View Count: 20   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2848 x 2136 pixels (6.1 Mpix)

WG6-5U1Libethenite

Wheal Basset, Basset Mines, Carnkie, Carn Brea, Cornwall, England, UK

Field of View: 6 mm

Identified by colour, crystal shape, and phosphate locality.
Found in patches covering a wider area, with pseudomalachite (not shown).

G.Curtis, Basset, May 2019.
Copyright: © George E S Curtis      Photo ID: 961479     Uploaded by: George Eric Stanley Curtis   View Count: 9   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2848 x 2136 pixels (6.1 Mpix)

KEM-R15Quartz (Var: Amethyst)

Wheal Uny, Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK

Field of View: 13 cm

From a large rock, Quartz/Amethyst typical of Wheal Uny.
Curtis/Chapman - May 2019
Copyright: © George E S Curtis      Photo ID: 959074     Uploaded by: George Eric Stanley Curtis   View Count: 14   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5152 x 3864 pixels (19.9 Mpix)

64P-KGRQuartz (Var: Amethyst)

Wheal Uny, Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK

Field of View: 5 cm


Cornish Amethyst.
One cavity from a typical Wheal Uny quartz rock with many crystal-lined cavities of quartz and Amethyst.

Copyright: © George E S Curtis      Photo ID: 956383     Uploaded by: George Eric Stanley Curtis   View Count: 10   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5152 x 3864 pixels (19.9 Mpix)

DW6-4MHTorbernite, Uraninite

Wheal Basset, Basset Mines, Carnkie, Carn Brea, Cornwall, England, UK

Field of View: 4 mm

Not at all aesthetic but green Torbernite plates caked with Uraninite form a patchwork covering most of one face of a 15 cm X 6 cm rock.
Found with aid of GM detector/counter.

March 2019, Basset, G.Curtis.

Copyright: © George E S Curtis      Photo ID: 947768     Uploaded by: George Eric Stanley Curtis   View Count: 13   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2848 x 2136 pixels (6.1 Mpix)

FXH-82PClinoclase

Wheal Unity, St Day, Gwennap, Cornwall, England, UK

Field of View: 4 cm

2 cm cavity filled with intermingled crystals of Clinoclase.
G.Curtis Wheal Unity.
Copyright: © George E S Curtis      Photo ID: 947518     Uploaded by: George Eric Stanley Curtis   View Count: 10   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5152 x 3864 pixels (19.9 Mpix)

XU9-QXDBassetite

Wheal Basset, Basset Mines, Carnkie, Carn Brea, Cornwall, England, UK

Field of View: 3 mm

Very small book of Bassetite crystals in Uraninite, part of a dispersed group of six similar.
G. Curtis - Wheal Basset, 16 Feb 2019.
This sample donated to Ron Gibbson 16 March 2019.
Copyright: © G.Curtis      Photo ID: 938336     Uploaded by: George Eric Stanley Curtis   View Count: 13   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2848 x 2136 pixels (6.1 Mpix)

X80-LTFPyromorphite

Wheal Alfred, Great Wheal Alfred, Hayle, Cornwall, England, UK

Field of View: 9 cm

Pyromorphite, One example of several collected from the small cobbled area and an overgrown mound of rocks and earth near to the commercial entrance gate. G.Curtis collection Wheal Alfred, one sunny day in August 2005.
Copyright: © G.Curtis      Photo ID: 905787     Uploaded by: George Eric Stanley Curtis   View Count: 55   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5152 x 3864 pixels (19.9 Mpix)
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