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

Calcite with Limonite inclusions

$400.00   €341  £290.00 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, although as the town grew, housing developments now extend to the ground above this historic mine.  Gillfoot is synonymous with interesting Calcites and this miniature is certainly in this category.  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 Limonite inclusions, which manifest on the crystal faces as sooty black traces of matt lustre.  A fascinating specimen well worthy of study under low magnification.

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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