Bournonite, Barite
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Bournonite, Barite

Specimen # 101416
Mineral: Bournonite, Barite
Location: Mésage Mine, Saint-Pierre-de-Mésage, Isère, France
Size: 5.4 x 4.0 x 2.7 cm


Detailed Description

This specimen features sharp cogwheel-twinned bournonite crystals nestled in among white barite crystals (with druzy quartz crystals in the background). These are fine bournonites with some nice patina and good contrast with the barite. In excellent condition. This specimen has been reduced from the back/underneath using a grinding wheel/saw. A good bournonite from an unusual location.

About These Specimens from the Mésage Mine

The Mésage Mine was originally explored in the early-nineteenth century for iron, and the underground workings have been abandoned since the late-nineteenth century. French collector Grégoire de Bodinat recently collected these beautiful specimens at the Mésage Mine.

Additional information

Dimensions 54 × 40 × 27 cm