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Caledonite


Caledonite is a copper lead sulfate. The mineral occurs in limited quantities in many copper-lead mines. The mineral name denotes Caledonia (Scotland), origin of the type material (Beudant, 1832).

This specimen of caledonite comes from the defunct Tiger mining camp, a prolific mineral specimen producer during the 1930s to 1950s. Tiger is generally considered to be the source of the most beautiful caledonite specimens, such as this solid mass of intergrown crystals. The caledonite crystals reach 3 mm, but most fall into the 1-2 mm range. The luster is high, and the specimen scintillates in the hand. Minor linarite present. Such fine caledonite specimens are difficult to find! A jewel!

Price: $950

Item code: MS1232

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