• Calcite with Limonite inclusions
  • Calcite with Limonite inclusions
  • Calcite with Limonite inclusions
  • Calcite with Limonite inclusions
Oxides and Hydroxides

Calcite with Limonite inclusions

$400.00   €372  £320.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21558
Gillfoot Park mine was a little to the northwest of the town of Egremont in West Cumbria, England. As a result of the gradual growth of the town, housing developments now extend to the ground above this historic mine. Gillfoot is synonymous with wonderful and interesting Calcites and this miniature certainly fits the bill. Water-clear, colourless Calcite forms a 6 cm tall hexagonal prism with alternating wide and narrow prism faces and a perfect trigonal pyramidal termination. Pervading the interior are black dendritic and arborescent plumes of dark brown to black Limonite inclusions. These manifest on the crystal faces as sooty black traces with a matt lustre. A fascinating and aesthetic miniature well worthy of further study at low magnification. It is accompanied by two labels, one a late R.W. Barstow white label from Richard’s personal collection.

Details

Dimensions
6.2 × 1.6 × 1.3 cm
Categories
Calcite, Oxides and Hydroxides
Locality
Gillfoot Park Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, Cumbria, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite

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