• Galena with Fluorite and Quartz
  • Galena with Fluorite and Quartz
  • Galena with Fluorite and Quartz
  • Galena with Fluorite and Quartz
Fluorite and Halides

Galena with Fluorite and Quartz

$1,750.00   €1,610  £1,340.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC31744
The Layer Cake Pocket aptly describes its contents with this small cabinet specimen being an exemplary example. The Layer Cake Pocket was a small cavity within The Bull Vein at Lady Annabella mine, close to Eastgate in Weardale, County Durham, England. Specimen recovery mining began here is the summer of 2020 working a Fluorite-rich bench in the old Eastgate quarry, formerly known as the Blue Circle Cement Quarry. The Bull Vein, named for local collector Fred Bull, has produced a staggering variety of top quality Fluorite and this is a gorgeous example. Covering an inner core of hard ironstone, a metasomatic replacement of limestone, Galena forms excellent cubic crystals of between 1 and 1.5 cm on edge, with silver grey frosted faces and many with corners just slightly modified to the octahedron. In the centre is a small group of gemmy lemon yellow Fluorite crystals and over these and the Galena are scattered stubby milky white Quartz crystals with a bright glassy lustre.

Details

Dimensions
5.8 × 9.7 × 3.5 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Latest Additions, Quartz and Agate, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Layer Cake Pocket, Lady Annabella Mine, Eastgate, Weardale, County Durham, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorite, Galena, Quartz

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