Mineral Specimen #4246 Fluorite, Galena, Calcite
Heights Mine, Westgate, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England
7.7 x 4.9 x 3.2 cm
Ex. H. R. McBroom from a trade with Sam Weller, 1983
Transparent cubic crystals of Fluorite which have smooth glassy faces with just a hint of purple coloration. Unusual color for the location where the Fluorite is usually a bright blue/green. Many of the faces are covered with a druze of Calcite crystals which adds a lot of sparkle to the specimen. Of note is a nice pair of penetration twinned crystals which rise up above the rest of the crystals. Galena crystals coated with oxidation compounds are found on the bottom of the specimen. Under LW UV, the specimen fluoresces a vivid blue/violet.
The specimen is in very good condition but threre are a couple of damaged crystals.
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Europe | Fluorite | Sulfides and Sulfosalts | Calcite | Fluorescents | Minerals Priced Between 100 and 199 Dollars