• Calcite
  • Calcite
  • Calcite
  • Calcite
Calcite

Calcite

$800.00   €733  £610.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC16799
An extremely rare and fine specimen of lustrous Calcite from the Odin mine, close to the beautiful village of Castleton in Derbyshire, England. Light yellowish-cream, gemmy prismatic Calcite crystals measure to 2.5 cm and display multi-faced terminations. The Calcite crystals cover a dense, massive Calcite matrix. Odin mine is one of the oldest mines in Derbyshire and there is good evidence of lead mining here during Roman times. The Romans mined extensively in the area around Castleton as artifacts made from the local banded variety of Fluorite known as Blue John have been found throughout the Roman Empire. Odin mine ended operations in 1870 and is now within the Peak District National Park and under the ownership of the National Trust, hence any form of mineral collecting is now strictly banned and enforced. This is a superb specimen, made all the more special being from Odin mine.

Details

Dimensions
7.5 × 5.0 × 4.3 cm
Categories
Calcite, Carbonates
Locality
Odin Mine, Castleton, Derbyshire, England, UK

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen