• Fluorite with Galena and Quartz
  • Fluorite with Galena and Quartz
  • Fluorite with Galena and Quartz
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides

Fluorite with Galena and Quartz

$3,500.00   €2,935  £2,510.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20603
The Layer Cake Pocket, although of limited extent and relatively few specimens, produced magnificent combinations of lemon Fluorite, crystallised Galena and gemmy, diamond-like Quartz crystals during the summer of 2020. This was the first year of specimen recovery operations at the new Lady Annabella mine at Eastgate in Weardale, County Durham. This mine works part of the former Eastgate Quarry, also known to collectors by its original name of the Blue Circle Cement Quarry. Transparent honey-lemon Fluorite cubes of 1.2 to 2 cm form a 4 x 6.5 cm cluster attached to intergrown cubic Galena crystals of metallic black, all with natural skeletal etching. Dusted over the entire specimen are stubby double-terminated colourless and gemmy Quartz crystals. It is the preferential distribution of the Quartz which highlights the layered nature of this pocket. The layered deposition of Quartz crystals indicates the “way-up” of the specimen while in-situ. A stunning and rare specimen for its size and quality from the layer Cake Pocket.

Details

Dimensions
7.8 × 8.2 × 4.5 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Quartz and Agate, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Layer Cake Pocket, Lady Annabella Mine, Eastgate, Weardale, County Durham, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorite, Galena, Quartz

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