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West Wheal Virgin, Bartinney Downs, Carn Euny, West Penwith, Cornwall.

A rare locality specimen showing rich black tin with minor tourmaline in a pale granite matrix.

The specimen is worn smooth on one side so most likly came from an the back of the lode exposed on the surface.

West Wheal Virgin was worked mainly from opens casts on the North west side of Bartinney Downs, difficult to spot now as the area is heavily overgrown.

Ex. Towning Collection.

Size 10.5 x 5 x 3 cm




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