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UK, Cornwall, Truro, Royal Cornwall Museum
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Royal Cornwall Museum

The Geological Collections

The Royal Cornwall Museum’s collection of South West of England mineralogy is one of the finest in the world. At its heart is an outstanding early collection of minerals made by Philip Rashleigh (1729-1811), the most famous of Cornish mineral collectors, who lived at Menabilly, near Fowey. Rashleigh collected over 3000 mineral specimens and meticulously labelled and recorded them in his manuscript catalogue. The mineral collection formed by Mr James Wickett (acquired by the RIC in 1922) is another large collection; it is substantially Cornish in origin and additionally rich in specimens of cassiterite (a tin ore) from around the world. A collection of calcites from Wheal Wrey (acquired 1930) and donations from Richard Barstow (acquired over the period 1970-1982) make up valuable portions of the collection.

River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR12SJ, UK

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