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Calcite

Calcite

$750.00   €632  £570.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC17022
This superb, highly aesthetic, and characteristic Cumbrian Calcite group is from Crowgarth mine near the village of Cleator Moor.  The mines in this area of West Cumbria exploited the West Cumberland Iron Field; Cumberland being the original county name prior to it being changed to Cumbria in the early 1970s.  Translucent to semi-transparent, colourless to milky Calcite crystals form complexly terminated scalenohedral crystals to 2.9 cm tall with pinkish-red blushed tips.  The Calcite covers a hidden Hematite matrix.  One Calcite crystal is cleaved, but the remainder are perfect.  A quite gorgeous miniature from West Cumbria, ex. W. Goodchild Collection, collected around 1923.

Details

Dimensions
6.0 × 5.8 × 4.2 cm
Categories
Calcite
Locality
Crowgarth Mine, Cleator Moor, West Cumberland Iron Ore Field, Cumbria, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite

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