• Calcite
  • Calcite


$200.00   €181  £150.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC29323
The West Cumberland Iron Ore Field might only be famous for a handful of well crystallised common species, but wow, what magnificent crystals have come out of this region. The famous five are Calcite, Baryte, Fluorite, Hematite and Quartz; in this case Calcite. It is a thumbnail specimen, either the terminated top of a once longer crystal or, more likely, what was a short stubby equant crystal of which this was the only portion that could readily be removed from its matrix or in-situ. The Calcite is completely colourless and transparent and, in the main, can be termed as gemmy. The entire upper surface is covered in multiple faces, typical of the exquisite complex Calcite crystallography these mines are famous for, but beyond my knowledge of crystallography for which to provide a detailed description. It is accompanied by a German label with a look of the 1960s or 70s and bearing a logo featuring an uppercase M sat on a horizontally rotated D.


2.3 × 2.0 × 1.8 cm
Calcite, Latest Additions
West Cumberland Iron Field, Cumbria, England, UK

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

Related Mineral Specimens

 Vrančice, Příbram District, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
A quite spectacular Calcite from the Vrančice area within the Příbram mining district in the Czech...
Calcite with Limonite inclusions
 Gillfoot Park Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, Cumbria, England, Europe
Gillfoot Park mine was a little to the northwest of the town of Egremont in West Cumbria, England....
 Vrančice, Příbram District, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
Quite stubby and chunky scalenohedral Calcite crystals of between 1.5 to almost 3 cm tall form a...
Baryte with Dolomite, Calcite and Pyrite
 Příbram District, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic, Europe
A busy miniature comprising of 3 cm tall, smoky grey Baryte crystals (which look more like calcite)...