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Mimetite var Campylite- classic locale
stock #16.1-675
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
3 x 2.7 x 2.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $100
Spring update

A nice small example of the Campylite habit of Mimetite that is so famed from Dry Gill. This ancient (it was already old in the 17th century) locality once was world renowned, every serious collection had specimens from here. Now closed for many years it is a true classic locale. Good luster, a nice Botryoidal form, and a light orange to green color. The display side is in fine condition, it is contacted on the back.

SOLD Fluorite on Galena- classic British
stock #SOLD 1157-JM-MC-5

Cumberland, Cumbria, England
8.6 x 7.6 X 4 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Spring update

A choice, very old English specimen with a long provenance. Ex James G. Manchester collection (author Minerals of NY City and its Environs) later in the John Marshall collection. Green clear Fluorite crystals are dusted with tiny sparkling transparent doubly terminated Quartz. Some well formed small Galenas add a nice contrast. In very good condition, most of the main Fluorites are damage free and a very few others have tiny bruises. For the age this is in incredible shape.

Fluorite- Classic English, with Galena
stock #15.1-554
Weardale North Pennines
Durham, England
9.2 x 6.2 x 4.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
Pre Holiday 2017

Big, zoned purple Fluorites crystals with sharp edges and classic face modifications. As is typical of some english Fluorites like this there is daylight fluorescence. The outer edges of the cubes are clear while the center is a milky white to pale purple. In exceptional condition damage wise, there are a few dull Galena crystals with Goethite overgrowth that adding contrast. From an older collection, this was collected long prior to 1970. The largest cube is over 5 CM diagonal and the condition is excellent damage-wise.

Pyromorphite -Vintage two toned from Classic locale
stock #1028-JM-486
Alston Moor
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
8.8 x 7 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $2200
Pre Holiday 2017

A very fine, old Pyro having two generations and two colors of crystal growth. A significant specimen, Ex John Marshall Pyromorphite collection, collected prior to 1900. John obtained this in 1972 at the Boylston Massachusetts Library auction of a collection originally donated in 1900. It took him a lot of research and trips to the British museum to clarify the locality. This is described on his detailed collection card included with the specimen. Nearly perfect, very little bruising as seen, most crystals are well defined and lustrous. A very choice example from a less well known classic locale.

Calcite - classic British
stock #16.1-1270
Bigrigg mine, West Cumberland Iron field
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
3.1 x 1.7 x 1.6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $140
Spring 2017

A clear sharp single scalenohedron from the famed Bigrigg Mine. From an older European collection this is at least 80 years old but likely much older. There is a number attached that could be removed if desired. Quite clean by naked eye but some contacts and rough bits found with magnification, all under 1mm. Not perfect but looks it, and not expensive as is often the case with these old finds.

SOLD Mimetite var. Campylite on Quartz
stock #SOLD 16.1-1272
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
6.9 x 6.2 x 4.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Spring 2017

An attractive, clean and undamaged cluster of curved crystals of Mimetite resting on Milky Quartz crystals. This cluster has the classic color and habit of Campylite which while not a recognized specie is still very distinctive. Good contrast and presentation.

Fluorite - penetration twins/ daylight fluorescence
stock #AX-20-159
Weardale North Pennines
Durham, England
7.8 x 6.5 x 4.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $580
Spring 2017

A classic daylight fluorescence Fluorite from Weardale. In fine condition with a large twin (2.8 CM diagonal) prominently on top of a mound of smaller, sharp Fluorites. Good transparency and luster, there are a few phantoms in the larger crystals. A choice example from this once prolific region and a fine textbook quality twin.

Apatite (CaF) / Fluorapatite
stock #15.1-465
Megiliggar Rocks Breage, Mount's Bay Dist.
Cornwall, England
1.8 x .3 x .3 CM (thumbnail)
price: $340
Fall 2015

Gem clear crystal in fine condition from this classic Cornish location. The crystal includes a crude but distinct internal "helix" pattern which adds considerable interest. A fine small specimen with delicate pale blue color and glassy luster.