New Specimen Update 12 April 2019

10 April 2019

In 14 days time we will be participating in a brand new show in Texas - The Texas Mineral & Fossil Show 2019. This show will be open from Friday 26th - Sunday 28th April at The Lone Star Convention and Expo Center in Conroe, Houston, Texas. Please come and find us in Booth 47/51 - our Team look forward to seeing you there!

We will be opening the doors of the Crystal Classics showroom for our annual Summer Open Day on Saturday 1st June. Our very best existing stock will be on display alongside the latest finds from the mining operations in Weardale. New collection announcements will be made closer to the date.

For this weeks update we have a delightful selection of Fluorites from British localities: 


  • Classic bright sky-blue crystals of Fluorite measuring to 1cm on a carpet of saddle habit, pearly lustred Dolomite with a crystal section of white Baryte. A beautiful and most aesthetic Fluorite from Florence mine by Egremont in Cumbria
  • A pastel green translucent crystal of Fluorite measuring to 1.9cm on edge sits on a very well-formed cluster of lustrous pyramidal Quartz crystals, associated with limited areas of micro Pyrite crystals. A splendid specimen from Wheal Mary Ann at Menheniot, Cornwall
  • Several classic gemmy golden-yellow interpenetrant twins of Fluorite measuring to 9mm, from the famous Hilton mine in Scordale, Cumbria, sit on a matrix of iron-stained Fluorite and limestone. A lustrous and eye-catching specimen
  • From the much sought after locality of Boltsburn mine at Rookhope in Weardale, Country Durham, light purple-pink crystals of Fluorite measuring to nearly 2cm, mostly as an untwinned intergrown habit. One crystal does form an interpenetrant twin just off to one side of the central area of the specimen. The underside of the specimen shows a little light brown Siderite with spots of tiny Galena crystals.
  • A great specimen from the Heights mine at Westgate in Weardale, County Durham. Well-formed classic interpenetrant gem green crystals of Fluorite, measuring to nearly 2cm, are closely associated with metallic grey modified cubic crystals of Galena; these are unusually well-developed for the location. One substantial crystal of Galena measures to over 4.5cm!
  • From the Boltsburn West mine at Rookhope in Weardale, County Durham, a superb specimen of fine, gem-clear blue-green Fluorite forming excellent interpenetrant crystals right across this 21cm wide specimen. Crystals of Fluorite measuring to a good 1.5cm with limited areas of rich brown Siderite and later selective coatings of white Calcite. A quality specimen of Fluorite seldom seen in collections except for museums

With many more specimens to see in the new Update HERE.

Can't find what you're looking for? Contact us at orders@crystalclassics.co.uk for any enquiries.

Author: HS & PT
Categories: Updates