Classic minerals from England

GBJ 1,21 - Fluorite

Location: Hilton Mine, Scordale, Hilton, Escarpment District, Cumbria, England
Size: 3,8 x 3,5 x 2,7cm
Weight: 32g

A very aesthetic miniature. The perfect, transparent penetration Fluorite twin is surrounded by smaller crystals. Hilton Mine worked from 1824-1876, reopened from 1896-1919. The area is now used by military, further collecting is not allowed.

Price: SOLD


GB 2,108 - Galena

Location: Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor District, Cumbria, England
Size: 3,4 x 4,5 x 3,0cm
Weight: 92g

Several intergrown cubic Galenas, sitting on white Ankerite crystals. Only one contact on the backside of the specimen. Smallcleugh Mine was opened in 1770 and worked by different companies until 1900. A famous occurrence at the mine was a dinner party, held in a large stope, today called the "Ballroom Flat".

Price: € 190


GBJ 1,59 - Pyromorphite

Location: Roughton Gill Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
Size: 4,5 x 7,0 x 2,0cm
Weight: 73g

An old english classic. Extremly rare combination of Pyromorhite on Plumbogummite.The matrix is coated with bluish-gray Plumbogummite, numerous Pyromorphites up to 3mm are scattered over the specimen. The Roughton Gill Lead Mine worked in the late 1700s and most of the 1800s.

Price: € 1200


JM,1 - Hematite

Location: Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Fields, Cumbria, England
Size: 7,4 x 3,7 x 4,4cm
Weight: 291g

Brilliant lustrous botryoidal Hematite, var. "kidney ore", sitting on a massive Hematite matrix. Florence Mine, which was in use until 2008 was the last working deep iron mine in Western Europe. A lot of fine quality Hematite for jewellery industry was mined here.

Price: € 180


GB 2,47 - Fluorite

Location: Blue Circle Cement Quarry, Eastgate, Weardale, Co. Durham, England
Size: 4,5 x 6,5 x 3,0cm
Weight: 104g

Rare color from this Quarry.  Lots of small twins cover the hard limestone, the clear crystals show beautiful purple color-zoning. Blue Circle Cement Quarry is located south of Eastgate and was in operation for limestone from 1965 until 2002.

Price: SOLD


GBJ 1,46 - Mimetite

Location: Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
Size: 6,0 x 7,0 x 4,5cm
Weight: 255g

An old time specimen of orange-brown, rounded crystal aggregates of Mimetite (var. Campylite). Broken white blades of Baryte make a nice contrast. The Caldbeck Fells with several mines is a fine area for collectors, nice samples can be found on the numerous dumps.

Price: € 590


Rog,1 - Fluorite

Location: Rogerley Mine, Frosterley, Weardale, North Pennies, Co. Durham, England
Size: 21,0 x 15,0 x 6,0cm
Weight: 2010g

Large plate of ironstone, richly covered with twinned, deep green Fluorites. Half specimen is covered with white Aragonite, which makes a nice contrast. Bottom is sawn for trimming proposes. The UK Mining Ventures team found this Fluorite in 2010.

Price: € 370


GBJ 1,29 - Fluorite

Location: Hilton Mine, Scordale, Hilton, Escarpment District, Cumbria, England
Size: 5,5 x 3,5 x 5,0cm
Weight: 89g

Very rare specimen from famous Hilton Mine. You find only very few samples with such separated crystals on iron stone matrix. The transparent penetration twin shows the typical yellow color with very thin blue zoning at the terminations. Hilton Mine worked from 1824-1876, reopened from 1896-1919. The area is now used by military, further collecting is not allowed.

Price: SOLD


JM,2 - Hematite

Location: Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Fields, Cumbria, England
Size: 9,2 x 1,5 x 1,5cm
Weight: 65g

An interesting Hematite pencil with good luster.

Price: SOLD


GB 2,60 - Fluorite

Location: Blue Circle Cement Quarry, Eastgate, Weardale, Co. Durham, England
Size: 4,0 x 5,0 x 4,0cm
Weight: 119g

Fluorite from Weardale. Several clusters of very clear, twinned Fluorites on limestone matrix. The main crystals measure up to 1,2cm and are free of any damage. The Blue Circle Cement Quarry is located south of Eastgate and was in operation for limestone from 1965 until 2002.

Price: € 270

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