This page is dedicated to the growing selection of polished slice's and cut sections we are producing, some of which will be offered for sale, much of the material is brought to us by geologists, mineralogists and sometimes by the general public who have come across an interesting rock in their travels. The cutting and polishing on the correct plane allows the normally hidden minerals within to become easily visible.
We also take on small one off commissions, sometimes a mixture of polished minerals and cast tin. The candlesticks in the header picture are such a project, all materials were sourced from within a mile of our home in Luxulyan
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A large cut and polished on one face, slice of rich cassiterite in the typical " Black Lode" matrix collected during the severe storms of 2012.
Specimen size is 110 mm x 100 mm x 11 mm.
Price. £ 45.00, postage £ 4.65 UK.
A polished on both sides slice of explosive breccia collected from New Fowey Consols mine in Cornwall.
Rich areas of dark cassiterite in the central area of this specimen. Size is:95 mm x 85 mm x 14 mm
Price: £ 45.00. Postage UK £ 4.69.
A large cut and polished on both sides specimen of explosive breccia from the wheal Remfrey clay pit in Cornwall
Specimen size is: 140 mm x 90 mm x 20 mm.
Price: £ 45.00. Postage UK £4.69.
A very rich polished on one face specimen of deep green rashleighite in the typical greyish quartz from Gunheath Pit. The quartz seam penetrates completely through the granite matrix which has been left natural on the reverse side.
A large piece at 125 mm x 45 mm x 42 mm.
Price: £ 55.00. Postage Uk £ 4.65.
A typical breccia from Hingston Down Quarry that was worked through in the 1980,s.
The 70 mm wide pipe shows alteration on the granite contact and fine disseminated cassiterite thoughout the tourmaline and also in the central area of the breccia.
Price £ 40.00. Postage UK £ 4.69.
A geological breccia specimen from an old Plymouth collection.
This is a very unusual and rare specimen in as much as it shows micro breccias of feldspar and quartz in rectangular form rimmed with fine tourmaline and micro cassiterite, these again have flowed in to another brecciated quartz.
The specimen is polished on both face's and cut square on the base for display purposes.
Specimen size 120 mm x 115 x 20 mm.
Price £ 40.00 Postage £4.69 UK.
A very large slab of luxullianite that has been polished on both sides. The material was sourced with permission from the site of Treffrys cutting yard near lanescot over twenty years ago.
Size is approximately 200 mm x 160 mm x 18 mm and weighs well over 1 Kg.
Price £45.00 . Postage Uk £4.10
Sold. Lots of smaller polished slabs available