Malachite, pseudomalachite and azurite

Miedzianka, Chęciny, Holy Cross Mountains, Świętokrzyskie, Poland

Malachite, pseudomalachite and azurite
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Article codeV.C.0120.008

Malachite, pseudomalachite and azurite from Miedzianka, Chęciny, Holy Cross Mountains, Świętokrzyskie, Poland
Very old classic specimen from one of the oldest mining territories in Europe; ex. H. Jaklin (AUT) at Krantz;
measures approximately 50x50x35 mm and weighs approximately 0,1 kilogramme.
The area of Świętokrzyskie Mountains and the surrounding region were once the source of various minerals; the area is one of the oldest mining territories in Europe.
The oldest written document concerning mining licence in this area was issued in 1331. Copper and lead ores were mined in that time (and probably earlier).