Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance
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Natural History

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Mongoose

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Bar-tailed Godwit

Bar-tailed godwit

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Ostrich Eggs ?

Ostrich eggs ?

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Hagfish

Hagfish, pickled in preserving fluid. Eel is attached to the rim of the jar with string.

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Hawksbill Turtle Shell

A shell of a Hawksbill Turtle

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Great Black-backed Gull

Great black-backed gull

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Lobster

This lobster was caught by Tom Williams, a local diver, and weighed 11lb 4 oz. He caught it by hand ay Newlyn South Pier in August 1931.

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Granite

Granite has a quartz cross within it. See also 1991.38

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Bone

There is no indication as to what kind of animal this bone belonged.

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Cassiterite

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Granite With Tin Ore

Granite with tin ore

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Cassiterite

Cassiterite (tin ore)

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Chalocite & Bornite.

Chalcocite (chalcosine) & bornite (mixed, copper ore), 2 specimens taken from same vein

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Hematite Ore

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Goethite Ore

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Iron Pyrite

Iron pyrite

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Sphalerite Ore

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Galena

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Quartz

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Quartz

Quartz is iron stained

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Quartz

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Quartz

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Quartz

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Calcite

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Muscovite Mica

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