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Mottramite is a copper lead vanadate mineral. Early in the mineralogical literature, it was confused with the related mineral descloizite, and sometimes called cuprodescloizite. Roscoe (1876) named this mineral after Mottram St. Andrew, Cheshire, where an ore pile contained the species. This is a fine example of thick botryoidal mottramite, showing a satin like surface. The color is a rich and dark olive green. On the backside of the specimen, which consists of limestone, a radiating structure is evident in the mottramite. This specimen is a mound of botryoids, with much relief and great luster. A choice example. This specimen comes from a significant discovery in 2009.

Price: $200

Item code: MS1155

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