• Fluorite with Baryte and Galena (polished egg)
  • Fluorite with Baryte and Galena (polished egg)
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides

Fluorite with Baryte and Galena (polished egg)

$100.00   €97  £80.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC29625
We rarely feature polished specimens and almost unprecedented as a polished egg, but exceptions do have to be made when necessary. This beautifully produced example is about the size of a real hen’s egg, composed of Fluorite with Baryte and Galena. As soon as you see structures in the polished surface, clearly representing cubic Fluorite crystals, it instantly has that certain “Derbyshire” appearance! The original specimen is from the seldom encountered Smalldale quarry near Bradwell, approximately 2 km southeast of Castleton and adjacent to the much larger Earl’s quarry and well known landmark of the Hope Cement Works. This egg was probably made by a member of the Peak Lapidary and Mineral Society (PLMS), organisers of The Bakewell Rock Exchange.

Details

Dimensions
5.9 × 4.5 × 4.5 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Latest Additions, Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Smalldale Quarry, Bradwell, Derbyshire Dales District, Derbyshire, England

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Baryte, Fluorite, Galena

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