• Fluorite with Galena and Hydrocerussite
  • Fluorite with Galena and Hydrocerussite
  • Fluorite with Galena and Hydrocerussite
  • Fluorite with Galena and Hydrocerussite
  • Fluorite with Galena and Hydrocerussite
Carbonates

Fluorite with Galena and Hydrocerussite

$850.00   €736  £620.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21974
A cabinet specimen of Fluorite with Galena coated with Hydrocerussite, with a superb colour-zoned gemmy interpenetrant Fluorite twin taking centre stage.  This fabulous specimen is from the Hailstorm Pocket at Lady Annabella mine, Eastgate, Weardale, County Durham, England, so called because of the hailstone-like white Hydrocerussite coated Galena crystals.  The prominent interpenetrant Fluorite twin measures to 3.1 cm on its longest edge and because of one prism having a frosted surface, its gemmy interior remains hidden.  That of the other prism is clearly displayed through its lustrous glassy surfaces, revealing beautiful alternating purple and sea green zoning around its outer faces.  Hydrocerussite is an uncommon mineral throughout Weardale and on this specimen forms a continuous matt coating, partly masking the modified cubic Galena crystal, approximately 2.8 x 2.6 x 2.2 cm in size.  The Galena shows through in several areas giving a light grey appearance to some of the Hydrocerussite.  The Fluorite, especially the gemmy twin, has an intense daylight fluorescence and under LWUV fluoresces bright lavender white.

Details

Dimensions
7.0 × 9.9 × 5.0 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Fluorite and Halides, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Hailstorm Pocket, Lady Annabella Mine, Eastgate, Weardale, Co. Durham, England, UK, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorite, Galena, Hydrocerussite

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