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Mineral Specimen #5420    Arsenopyrite and Other Sulphides

East Pool Mine, East Pool and Agar Mine, Carn Brea, Redruth, Cornwall, England

4 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm


Essentially, this is an historic ore sample from an old Cornish mine. There are some well formed Arsenic crystals in a small vug at one end of the specimen. The mine was originally opened as the Pool Old Bal and operated from the early 1700s until 1784. The mine was reopened as the East Pool Mine in 1834, it was restarted under the name East Pool Mine and operated until 1897, when it was amalgamated with Wheal Agar under the name East Pool and Agar Mine.

Condition: Fairly Good

Flaws: Essentially massive material with the exception of a few crystals at one end of the specimen, including a small vug with well preserved crystals.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Europe | Sulfides and Sulfosalts | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars