• Sphalerite with Quartz and Dolomite
  • Sphalerite with Quartz and Dolomite
  • Sphalerite with Quartz and Dolomite
  • Sphalerite with Quartz and Dolomite
  • Sphalerite with Quartz and Dolomite
  • Sphalerite with Quartz and Dolomite
  • Sphalerite with Quartz and Dolomite
Carbonates

Sphalerite with Quartz and Dolomite

$1,500.00   €1,339  £1,140.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC10313
Excellent individual, complex, lustrous black Sphalerite crystals to 1.5 cm are scattered over an elongated mound of milky Quartz crystals with a bright glassy lustre and glossy cream saddle-shaped Dolomite crystals covering an altered limestone matrix.  Patchy overgrowths of more earthy, orange-tan Dolomite crystals give additional contrast to this high-quality specimen of the more common minerals from the Alston Moor mining district of east Cumbria, in northern England.  This cabinet specimen is accompanied with a previous German collector’s label and an ex. Department of Mineralogy, British Museum (Natural History) label (BM36006), obtained by the museum in 1864.

Details

Dimensions
10.8 × 6.7 × 4.1 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Oxides and Hydroxides, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Alston Moor, Nent Valley, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Dolomite, Quartz, Sphalerite

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