• Hematite var. Specularite
Oxides and Hydroxides

Hematite var. Specularite

$200.00   €169  £150.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC13812
Specularite is the black, crystallised variety of Hematite and this is a great miniature specimen, ideal for anyone on the look-out for one of Northern England’s classic species.  The term ‘Specular Hematite’ is also used.  This excellent example is from Florence mine by the town of Egremont in Cumbria and back in the 1960’s and 70’s such specimens were considered commonplace.  But once the mine finally closed in 1980, this seemingly endless supply stopped and it is now sought after and becoming increasingly scarce.  Strange how times change.  The highly lustrous metallic black platy crystals of about 5 mm wide, entirely cover the upper surface of a matt, brick-red plate of massive Hematite.


5.3 × 7.4 × 2.3 cm
Oxides and Hydroxides
Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumbria, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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