• Fluorite with Calcite
  • Fluorite with Calcite
  • Fluorite with Calcite
  • Fluorite with Calcite
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Fluorite with Calcite

$2,500.00   €2,316  £1,930.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC13999
Blackdene mine, close to the village of Ireshopeburn in County Durham, is one of Weardale’s most famous mines because of its world-class purple Fluorite specimens.  The mine is known to have been worked during the 1400s and only stopped operating in 1987.  This delightful small cabinet specimen consists of a matrix plate completely covered with lustrous and glassy, sharp cubic lilac-purple Fluorite crystals up to 2.5 cm on edge, but more typically averaging about 1 cm.  Occasional milky-white Calcite crystals accompany the Fluorite.  The Fluorite shows good daylight fluorescence; is bright blue-white with pale pink Calcite in LWUV and dull blue-white in SWUV. A great Fluorite from Blackdene mine.

Details

Dimensions
11.1 × 9.2 × 4.5 cm
Categories
Calcite, Fluorite and Halides
Locality
Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Fluorite

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