||[A plumbago mine]
||[Specimens of plumbago]
Plumbago in Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka], c.1886
|Extent and Medium
||Good condition, apart from slight fading.
|Content and context|
223 x 92 mm. Showing a tray of plumbago, quartz and iron pyrites, presumably on display at the 1886 exhibition and described in the Ceylon Observer: 'As striking and beautiful contrasts to the dark plumbago ore, the white quartz and the brown mica, there are glittering and gold-like specimens of iron pyrites, traces of copper occasionally glorifying the golden tints with 'peacock green''.
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