• Witherite
  • Witherite
  • Witherite
Rare Minerals

Witherite

$1,500.00   €1,263  £1,140.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC13150
Witherite, a relatively rare barium carbonate, crystallises in the orthorhombic system and forms pseudo-hexagonal prisms of variable geometry at Nentsberry Haggs mine on Alston Moor in Cumbria.  In this incredible specimen, the prisms are completely flattened to form hexagonal crystalline plates of around 3 cm on edge, about 5.5 cm across flats and 5 to 8 mm thick.  Of translucent pale straw-yellow, these plates are stacked forming a large pagoda-like stepped tower emanating from a mixed Witherite and grey granular matrix.  A magnificent and heavy cabinet display specimen.  Please note: an additional postage charge may be applicable due to this specimen’s weight.

Details

Dimensions
10.1 × 11.0 × 8.0 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Rare Minerals
Locality
Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Witherite

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