• Fluorite with Sphalerite and Pyrite inclusions
  • Fluorite with Sphalerite and Pyrite inclusions
Fluorite and Halides

Fluorite with Sphalerite and Pyrite inclusions

$300.00   €285  £240.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21819
This cabinet specimen of Fluorite with Sphalerite and Pyrite inclusions could be from no where else but Ladywash mine close to Eyam in Derbyshire, England.  Eyam is a beautiful village which should be visited if you are visiting Derbyshire and I can recommend many a nice pub or tea room!  It is still known as “the plague village” following an outbreak in 1665 when at least 270 of its 350-population died.  But we collectors also love Eyam for its surrounding mines and Ladywash is its most famous.   A roughly 12 x 7 cm plate of greyish yellow Fluorite crystals form an intergrown bed of cubic crystals averaging 1 to 1.5 cm on edge, all heavily included with micro-crystals of Pyrite. On top of the Fluorite are two composite crystals of back Sphalerite, the larger 2.2 x 2.0 x 1.0 cm.  This specimen is accompanied with an unprovenanced old(ish) label, probably from the 1970s, with recorded yet unrecognised initials.

Details

Dimensions
10.0 × 12.4 × 4.0 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Ladywash Mine, Eyam, Derbyshire, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorite, Pyrite, Sphalerite

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