• Matlockite
  • Matlockite
  • Matlockite
  • Matlockite
  • Matlockite


ID: CC2727

A real collectors specimen of the rare species Matlockite from the Type locality area Cromford, Derbyshire, England. We cannot be definite about when the specimen was found, but was almost certainly before 1852, it does come with an old handwritten label. The Matlockite is seen forming two connected open rosette clusters measuring to 1.5cm. Individual crystals of Matlockite have a platy habit thinning towards the edges, with excellent lustre. The clusters are translucent to gemmy colourless to a tint of yellow. Rosettes of Matlockite are associated with twinned crystals of Cerussite measuring to 1.3cm, and areas of Galena. On a classic Derbyshire matrix of banded metallic Galena, and white Baryte. A later formation of drusey colourless micro cubic Fluorite crystals some coloured purple by hydrocarbon with micro cocks combe Baryte, and a deposition of sub-metallic grey Mn-Fe oxide is seen on these minerals, but not on the Matlockite which is clean. A very classic specimen of one of England's most sought after minerals.

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9.5 × 8.4 × 4.3 cm
Cromford, Derbyshire, England, Europe

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