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

$750.00   €648  £590.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC17224
A spectacular and rare nail-head Calcite of rich translucent honey-tan with minor pale-yellow Fluorite, from Ladywash mine close to the village of Eyam in Derbyshire.  Eyam is known as The Plague Village, due to the outbreak in 1665.  The village is famous for self-isolating over fourteen months, so preventing the disease spreading, a practice unheard of in the seventeenth century.  The primary crystal measures 6 x 4 x 2 cm and displays a near-perfect termination.  Scalenohedral Calcites from Ladywash mine are common, but a nail-head termination such as this is most unusual for both this mine and this part of Derbyshire.
 

Details

Dimensions
6.2 × 7.6 × 7.3 cm
Categories
Locality
Eyam, Derbyshire, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Fluorite

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