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Natural History - Mixed Mineral Specimen Group

Lot 2705 Details

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A mixed mineral group comprising: a limestone matrix with rare blue quartz inclusions, a domed basalt matrix richly covered in green olivine crystals, a powdery limestone matrix carpeted with celestite with native sulphur inclusions, and a thin matrix covered with white botryoidal chalcedony. 1 kg total, 90-100mm (3 1/2 - 4"). Ex Dr M. G. 'Sam' Weller, MBE, collection, Cornwall, UK, supplied with Dr Weller's personal collection labels. Dr Maurice G. Weller, MBE, Ph.D, FISC, traded for many years as 'Sam Weller Minerals' following an interest held from the age of 12 years when he inherited a 19th century family collection; he was a member and sometime President of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall and a member of Cornwall Archaeological Society (born Cornwall, 31 March 1931"). He had joined the RAF as a young man and spent 22 years in developing sophisticated military radar technology (for which he was awarded his MBE) until he medically retired in 1969, after which he established Yonder Town Field Studies Centre in Newquay, Cornwall before moving to Pendeen. Sam has now decided that the time has come to part with his private collection of minerals, including a number from historic Cornish sites, some with 19th century pedigrees. [4, No Reserve]
Condition
Fine condition.
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Natural History - Mixed Mineral Specimen Group

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£40
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£60
Mar 01, 2019
Starting Price
£5
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2705: Natural History - Mixed Mineral Specimen Group

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£40
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£60
Starting Price
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Lot 2705 Details

Description
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A mixed mineral group comprising: a limestone matrix with rare blue quartz inclusions, a domed basalt matrix richly covered in green olivine crystals, a powdery limestone matrix carpeted with celestite with native sulphur inclusions, and a thin matrix covered with white botryoidal chalcedony. 1 kg total, 90-100mm (3 1/2 - 4"). Ex Dr M. G. 'Sam' Weller, MBE, collection, Cornwall, UK, supplied with Dr Weller's personal collection labels. Dr Maurice G. Weller, MBE, Ph.D, FISC, traded for many years as 'Sam Weller Minerals' following an interest held from the age of 12 years when he inherited a 19th century family collection; he was a member and sometime President of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall and a member of Cornwall Archaeological Society (born Cornwall, 31 March 1931"). He had joined the RAF as a young man and spent 22 years in developing sophisticated military radar technology (for which he was awarded his MBE) until he medically retired in 1969, after which he established Yonder Town Field Studies Centre in Newquay, Cornwall before moving to Pendeen. Sam has now decided that the time has come to part with his private collection of minerals, including a number from historic Cornish sites, some with 19th century pedigrees. [4, No Reserve]
Condition
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Fine condition.

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