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Fluorite

$1,200.00   €1,105  £920.00 approx.  

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ID: CC31921
A mix of single cubic Fluorite crystals and interpenetrant twins form an 8 cm rib of bright emerald green Fluorite around a 1 mm wide sinusoidal riband of vein-like ironstone from the famous discovery named Papa Pocket at Diana Maria mine. The Diana Maria mine lies at the western end of Rogerley quarry, close to the village of Frosterley in Weardale, County Durham, England. The Fluorite prisms are gemmy to translucent (mainly gemmy!) and display intense deep blue daylight fluorescence, especially in the larger twins. Under LWUV all the Fluorite fluoresces bright whitish-purple. Papa’s pocket was discovered at the intersection of the first north-westerly crosscut off the main drive and close to adit portal. The pocket is named for Peter Schlegel, discover of the pocket and Diana Bruce’s father.

Details

Dimensions
4.4 × 8.0 × 4.2 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Latest Additions
Locality
Papa Pocket, Diana Maria Mine, Frosterley, Weardale, Co. Durham, England

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorite