Mineral Specimen #4933 Quartz, Ankerite (floater)
Rampgill Mine, Nethead, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England
14.3 x 4.4 x 3.5 cm
A long, slender specimen with no apparent point of attachment composed of squat, stubby Quartz crystals with Ankerite crystals covering one side of the specimen. The Quartz crystals are white to clear with a gray tint and are well formed with a glassy luster. The Ankerite crystals range in color from orange to pale yellow and have a glossy luster; however, most of the crystals on the bottom side of the specimen are covered with a crust of lusturless, small crystals which range in color from dark brown to a orange brown which appears to be some type of iron oxide/hydroxide.
Flaws: Nothing Appreciable
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Europe | Quartz | Carbonates | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars