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Cobaltoan Calcite

$250.00   €211  £190.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20767
All collectors of British minerals will be familiar with Cobaltoan Calcite from Tynebottom mine, at Garrigill in Cumbria, England. Tynebottom was amongst the famous mines of the Alston Moor District, a very well mineralised area but one from where good specimens are increasingly difficult to find. Typically, Cobaltoan Calcite from this locality is a pale, washed out blush-pink, but this small miniature is amongst the most vividly coloured I have ever seen. Covering a matrix of dark grey shale smeared with micro-crystalline Quartz, the Cobaltoan Calcite forms a gently undulating druse of brilliant cobalt-purple that grades to bubble gum pink around its edges. The Calcite has a satin lustre and smooth velvet texture. An excellent Tynebottom Cobaltoan Calcite of remarkable colour.

Details

Dimensions
2.8 × 6.0 × 1.6 cm
Categories
Calcite, Latest Additions
Locality
Tynebottom Mine, Garrigill, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cobaltoan Calcite

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