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Fluorite - classic British yellow
stock #19.1-405
Hilton Mine, Scordale, Hilton Escarpment District, Murton, Eden
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
5.7 x 4 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $280
new year 2021

A nice cluster of gemmy and sharp Fluorite cubes from the famed Hilton Mine, collected in 1974 by Les Hitchings. The crystals are quite clear, transparent and undamaged. The largest cubes are over 1.2 CM across and have a vivid fluorescence as is typical of much Fluorite from this region. The Hilton Mine was of great importance to mineral collectors as it was the source for lemon-yellow Fluorites which were quite distinct and different from most other British locales. A very nice yet more affordable specimen of this classic material.

Barite (Baryte) - classic British locale
stock #15.1-671
Frizington, West Cumberland Iron Field
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
4.6 x 1.4 x 1.1 CM (miniature)
price: $120
new year 2021

From the classic locality of Frizington, this Barite is a cluster of prisms in parallel position that together form a single elongated crystal. The color is a light yellow but with backlighting is more green. The luster is silky to glassy and the termination is actually many separate, sharp points in a group. From the Dr. Warren Johannson collection obtained before 1940, a nice example of this form and style. in very good condition, complete all around, a British classic from the famed Cumberland Iron Fields with distinctive inclusions of Hematite.

Barite (Baryte) stalactitic slice. Classic English
stock #15.1-618
Newhaven, Youlgreave
Derbyshire, England
6.5 x 4.7 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $320
new year 2021

A fine old English "oakstone" a sliced part of a Barite Stalactite with one face polished. The concentric structure is well-exposed on the polished face, it is quite chantoyant. From the collection of Dr. Warren Johansson, it was a gift to him from Al Shattuck in 1932.

Barite (Baryte) with Calcite - English classic
stock #AX-2-054
Frizington, West Cumberland Iron Field
Cumbria, England
5 x 2.7 x 1.7 CM (miniature)
price: $180
new year 2021

A classic Barite with red Hematite inclusions that is decorated with transparent Calcites. These Calcites are also included by Hematite and are very glassy. The Hematite is selectively deposited or zoned which is distinctive for this old English locality. A little minor bruising keep the price reasonable while the display quality is excellent.

Olivenite on Quartz - classic Cornwall
stock #12.1-022
Wheal Carpenter, Fraddam, Gwinear-Gwithian
Cornwall, England
5.1 x 3.9 x 4.1 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $690
new year 2021

Well-crystallized Olivenites are protected in a shallow vug lined with Quartz crystals. In excellent condition, ex Don Shultz collection. The Olivenites are deep green, glassy lustrous and many are doubly terminated. From Wheal Carpenter according to the original label, this is a small mine that operated sporadically from 1792-1855. We have never seen another example from this locality. This specimen is similar to other Olivenites from this region, though the crystals here are a bit larger than others we have seen.

Fluorite - classic English
stock #7.AE-114
Hilton Mine, Scordale, Hilton Escarpment District, Murton, Eden
Cumbria, England
9.8 x 7.8 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $520
new year 2021

A plate of bright honey-yellow Fluorites from the famed Hilton Mine. The crystals reach over 2 CM in diameter though most are smaller, and all have good sharp edges. As is typical for English Fluorites from this region this is vividly fluorescent. The Fluorites are translucent to transparent on the edges though a few have a milky core area. The luster is slightly satin on some faces but others faces are more glassy. Overall in very good condition, a nice classic English specimen

Mimetite var. Campylite
stock #17.1-555
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
6 x 4.8 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $440
new year 2021

A cluster of red to brown barrel shaped crystals surrounded by Quartz and a few tiny yellow needles of Mimetite. Classic English specimen this was collected in 1974 by Les Hitchings. Les was a fireman based in Massachusetts, USA, who took his work vacations seriously and made several trips to dig in the UK. His label is enclosed. The form is distinct and the condition is good with some small rough areas as seen. A nice example that looks like one of the very old finds.

Fluorite - penetration twins
stock #15.1-546
Blackdene Mine, Weardale
County Durham, England
4.4 x 3.4 x 1.7 CM (miniature)
price: $110
new year 2021

Light purple Fluorites with penetration twinning on miniature matrix. Vivid fluorescence which is typical for Fluorite from this region, and some fluorescence in daylight as well. The Fluorites are transparent and have a deeper purple core. Classic habit and in very good condition, these were found for many decades, and are unlike Fluorite from any place else.