• Witherite with Baryte and Alstonite
  • Witherite with Baryte and Alstonite
  • Witherite with Baryte and Alstonite
  • Witherite with Baryte and Alstonite
  • Witherite with Baryte and Alstonite
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Witherite with Baryte and Alstonite

$6,000.00   €5,524  £4,600.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC8769
Two fine, double terminated greyish-white crystals of Witherite are perched on a bed of small Alstonite crystals, from Alstonite’s joint type locality at Fallowfield mine at Acomb near Hexham in Northumberland. The smaller Witherite crystal measures 2.2 cm tip to tip; the larger crystal 3.3 cm, although the lower half of the double termination is not complete due to contact with the matrix. The Witherite’s semi-matt lustre suggests they are coated with a very thin film of Baryte. All the Alstonite crystals are to about 2 mm across and are perfectly terminated. The underside of the matrix is composed of intergrown platy colourless Baryte. A super example of these two rare British barium carbonate minerals.

Details

Dimensions
9.0 × 7.4 × 4.5 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates
Locality
Fallowfield Mine, Hexham, Northumberland, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Alstonite, Baryte, Witherite

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