Plate XV: Mercury, Quicksilver, Copper Ore
- Part of The Mineral Kingdom
Figures 1-5. Mercury, Quicksilver.
2. Native Quicksilver
3. Crystalline Cinnabar
4. Crystallised Cinnabar
5. The same [Crystallised Cinnabar]
Figures 6-20. Copper Ore, Native Ore, and Sulphuret of Copper.
6. Native Copper
7. The same [Native Copper]
8. The same [Native Copper]
9. Copper Glance
10. The same [Copper Glance]
11. Indigo Copper or Covelline
12. Variegated Copper or Erubescite
14. Copper Pyrites or Chalcopyrite
15. The same [Copper Pyrites]
16. The same [Copper Pyrites]
17. Tetrahydrite or Grey Copper
18. The same [Tetrahydrite]
19. The same [Tetrahydrite]
20. The same [Tetrahydrite]
This hand-colored plate is part of the first edition English translation of the German Das Mineralreich in Bildern. The publication consists of two sections; the first is an introduction including topics such as the formation of crystals and chemical reactions of crystals; the second is devoted to the description of various mineral groups including precious stones, hornblende and augitic minerals, felspathic minerals, micaceous minerals, zeolitic minerals, calcareous minerals, and various salts and compounds. The final pages of the book contain twenty-four lithograph plates depicting crystalline structures and mineral forms. The first two plates are labeled A and B and the remaining plates are numbered I through XXII. The plates are hand-colored, using metallic finishes to create a lustrous effect.
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Kurr, J. G. (Johann Gottlob). “Plate XV: Mercury, Quicksilver, Copper Ore.” In The Mineral Kingdom. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edmonston and Douglas, 1859. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/sxmlwo8.
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