Title: Smithsonite on fluorite

Creator: James Sowerby (1757-1822)

Description: Print of a specimen of smithsonite on fluorite from Rutland Cave near Matlock, Derbyshire, [c.1811].

Caption reads: ‘Carbonate of zinc. A new and beautiful variety, coloured by Copper, in Fluor, lately found in Rutland Cave near Matlock. Presented to the Geological Society, by James Sowerby who intends it for publication in his British Mineralogy.’

Published in: Sowerby, J. ‘British Mineralogy, or coloured figures intended to elucidate the mineralogy of Great Britain’, London: R Taylor & Co, 1804-1817, vol 5, plate 447.

Date: [c.1811]

Format: Hand coloured etching

Archive reference: LDGSL/543

Image reference: 04-16

Recommended print size: Up to 50 x 70cm


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