Mineral Specimen #4428 Quartz variety: Eisenkiessel, Marcasite
Mount Wellington Mine (Wheal Magpie), Cusgarne, Gwennap, Cornwall, England
Ex. H. R. McBroom, from 1987 trade with Sam Weller
A plate composed of Quartz crystals, some of which are tinted a reddish color with micro inclusions of Hematite (Eisenkessel). The Quartz crystals are translucent and are a slightly off white color. Groupings of small Marcasite crystals are found on the sides of many of the Quartz crystals. Most of the Marcasite is facing in one direction.
Flaws: One of the larger Quartz crystals in the middle is broken.