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Cerussite and Malachite - modern Irish classic
stock #16.1-582-(CN2124)
Tynagh Mine, Loughrea, Killmore
County Galway, Ireland
9.7 x 8.9 x 6.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $720
Spring 23

Outstanding large Cabinet specimen with fine green color, luster and rich composition. One of the very best examples we have seen from this closed locality, it has a great provenance, collected in 1980 by Richard Barstow during the very breif period when fine specimens could be collected. Later in the collections of Nick Carruth (Cornwall, UK) and Charles Noll (USA). The specimen has good exposures of Cerussite on all sides, the most attractive of which contrast with the vivid green Malachite. It seems this locality was "discovered" late in its life by collectors. Some specimens of this quality were found early on, but the mine soon closed and since then nothing much other than micromounts were seen. The locality is known for some excellent small rarities but large specimens are only seen ion early collections. This would be an attractive, colorful specimen from anyplace but is especially choice being green and from Ireland.