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 Wheal Gorland, England
Chalcophyllite is one of the iconic copper-aluminium arsenate minerals from Wheal Gorland and is an essential
Cassiterite ps. after Orthoclase
 Wheal Coates, England
The old Wheal Coates engine house, set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, is an iconic image of
Native Gold
 Hopes Nose, Devon
For sure a collector’s favourite, a wonderful arborescent Native Gold, partly etched out from its creamy
Cotham Marble (Stromatolite, Triassic, Rhaetian Stage)
 Somerset, England
Unlike anything we usually showcase, this museum-size specimen is a sawn and polished slab of Cotham Marble, a
Calcite (“heart-twin”)
 Egremont, England
Without doubt this is a showstopping specimen and one that will once again become a prized addition to
Szaibélyite on Volkovskite
 Panel 848, North Yorkshire
Something quite different from the British Isles, an amazing, good-sized cabinet specimen of the rare borates
 Wheal Gorland, England
This outstanding Olivenite is from Wheal Gorland, an old mine in the parish of Gwennap, just east of
Fluorite on Baryte
 Wakebridge Mine, Derbyshire
Wakebridge mine, just north-west of the village of Crich, is relatively unknown to a broader audience, but
Calcite (twinned crystal)
 Gillfoot Mine, England
Fabulous twinned Calcites from the West Cumbrian iron mines need little introduction as they are recognised
Turquoise var. Rashleighite
 Wheal Phoenix, England
Ferrian (iron-rich) Turquoise is given the varietal name Rashleighite, named for the famous Cornish collector
Galena with Calcite on Fluorite
 Blackdene Mine, County Durham
Normally Fluorite hogs the limelight on specimens from the wonderful Blackdene mine, by the village of
Kaolinite ps. after Orthoclase
 Goonbarrow China Clay Pit, England
The superb Kaolinite pseudomorphs after Orthoclase feldspar found in many of Cornwall’s china clay pits (CCPs)
 Ladywash Mine, England
Ladywash mine was operational until 1979 and is situated due north of the delightful village of Eyam. For
Calcite on Galena
 Blackdene Mine, County Durham
This quite weighty-specimen of Calcite covering Galena is from Blackdene mine by the village of Ireshopeburn
 Cligga Mine, England
Botallackite is a rare copper oxychloride and forms where there is interaction between seawater and copper
Siderite var. Lady’s Slipper
 Virtuous Lady Mine, England
Only very rarely do we get to see and handle good-sized classic Lady’s Slipper Siderite epimorphs from
 West Pasture Mine, Co. Durham
Of the many famous Fluorite mines scattered along the Weardale valley, the Fluorite from West Pasture mine,
 Levant Mine, England
This fine small cabinet specimen of the copper sulphide Chalcocite forms thin hexagonal plates that are well
 Frazer's Hush Mine, Co. Durham
Frazer’s Hush mine is situated next to the main road between Rookhope and Allenheads in the Weardale valley,
Mimetite var. Campylite
 Dry Gill Mine, England
Many of you will be familiar with the Mineralogical Record’s famous supplement in early 2010, ‘The Lindsay
 Heights Mine, Co. Durham
The world-famous Heights mine at Westgate in Weardale is most readily associated with emerald-green Fluorite,
 Levant Mine, England
The copper sulphide Chalcocite tends to be a well-crystallised mineral throughout the mines of Cornwall; this
 Stank Mine, England
Stank mine sits within the southerly Cumbrian peninsula between the towns of Ulverston to the north and
 Liskeard, England
This rich specimen of Cuprite is from a mine in the vicinity of Liskeard in Cornwall and is accompanied with
Fluorite with Quartz
 Blackdene Mine, County Durham
Blackdene mine, by the village of Ireshopeburn in County Durham, is one of the classic Weardale Fluorite
Calcite with Baryte
 Derbyshire, England
This miniature plate of mixed Calcite and Baryte, simply labelled ‘Derbyshire, England’ dates to the early
Calcite on Goethite included Quartz (2 pieces)
 19 Level Load Drive, Cornwall
Collectors of Cornish minerals will be more than familiar with the many forms of Calcite from the legendary
 Ladywash Mine, England
Ladywash mine, above the village of Eyam in north Derbyshire, produced superb Fluorite over many years, a
Baryte (Stalactitic Section)
 Dirtlow Rake, England
The term ‘Rake’ is a Derbyshire miner’s name for a mineralised vein and Dirtlow Rake was a large-scale vein
 Hingston Down Quarry, England
Hingston Down is an operating granite quarry close to Calstock in north Cornwall and occasionally encounters
 Cloud Hill Quarry, England
Cloud Hill quarry at Breedon on the Hill is in north-west Leicestershire and is a large modern operating
 Roughton Gill Area, England
This miniature Pyromorphite on gossany veinstone Quartz is from Roughton Gill at the head of Dale Beck Valley
Quartz with Hematite
 Beckermet Mine, England
Just one glance at this delightful Quartz with Hematite and you will be transported off to the West Cumbrian
 St Day United Mines, Cornwall
Pharmacosiderite is a hydrated basic ferric arsenate whose type locality is the nearby Wheal Gorland. 
 Hilton Mine, England
Hilton mine in Scordale, in the eastern most part of Cumbria, needs no introduction for its world-class yellow
Baryte on Calcite
 Peak Hill, Devon
Beautifully crystallised Baryte from Peak Hill at the seaside town of Sidmouth in Devon has become a modern
 Vein 2, Somerset
This Cerussite specimen nestles snuggly in a broad, deep vug in a sooty black Cryptomelane-type manganese
Crednerite with Hydrocerussite and Malachite
 Vein 2, Somerset
Black blades of the copper-manganese oxide Crednerite are overgrown with velvety druses of sub-mm, light
Quartz var. Chalcedony
 Cornwall, England
This rather delightfully structured Chalcedony reminds me of the Devils Tower in Wyoming, made internationally
Hematite var. Pencil Ore
 Hodbarrow Mine, Cumbria
Hodbarrow mine was the most southerly in a group iron mines in West Cumbria, yet far south of the area
 Wolfgang Maassen Mine field, Germany
This fabulously crystallised specimen of Skutterudite is most unusual in that it forms cubic crystals, and
 Bad Bleiberg, Carinthia
The historic mines in the municipality of Bad Bleiberg, in the Bleiberg District of Carinthia, Austria, are
 Marienberg District, Saxony
If you have been looking for a first-class, beautifully crystallised and translucent Saxon Proustite, then
Epidote with Actinolite
 Knappenwand, Austria
Gemmy, bottle to deep sage-green translucent Epidote from the Knappenwandmulde series of epidote-amphibolites
 Lavrion District Mines, Attikí Prefecture
The wonderful Lavrion mining district on the Attica Peninsula in southern Greece is host to over 600 mineral
 Sounion Area, Greece
For anyone who has had the great pleasure of visiting Greece or, better still, collecting there, Sounion with
 Zillertal, Austria
Having just looked at this Hematite from the Zillertal valley in the North Tyrol state of Austria, I could not
 Himmelsfürst Mine, Germany
The silver-copper sulphosalt Polybasite is always an attractive mineral when well crystallised, making it