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Alston Moor Minerals

Galena, 11 cm tall with cuboctahedra to 6 cm and calcite crystals. Maisy Mouse Pocket, Rampgill Mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria.
Galena, 11 cm tall with cuboctahedra to 6 cm and calcite crystals. Maisy Mouse Pocket, Rampgill Mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria.
Galena cuboctahedra to 7 cm across. Old Fan Flatts, Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor.
Galena cuboctahedra to 7 cm across. Old Fan Flatts, Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor.
Galena cuboctahedra to 2 cm, Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor, N Pennines, Cumbria.
Galena cuboctahedra to 2 cm, Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor, N Pennines, Cumbria.
Galena cuboctahedra to 12mm with ankerite on drusy quartz. Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor.
Galena cuboctahedra to 12mm with ankerite on drusy quartz. Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor.
5 cm Galena cuboctahedron with quartz and sphalerite on ankerite-dolomite. Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor.
5 cm Galena cuboctahedron with quartz and sphalerite on ankerite-dolomite. Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor.
Galena Brownley Hill cab.jpg
Galena Brownley Hill cab.jpg
Sphalerite crystals to about 15 mm in 7 cm group. Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Cumbria.
Sphalerite crystals to about 15 mm in 7 cm group. Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Cumbria.
Beautiful 65 mm specimen of sphalerite (crystals to 15 mm) and calcite, Smallcleugh Mine.
Beautiful 65 mm specimen of sphalerite (crystals to 15 mm) and calcite, Smallcleugh Mine.
Gemmy sphalerite crystals on quartz, Admiralty Flats, Nentsberry Haggs, Alston Moor.
Gemmy sphalerite crystals on quartz, Admiralty Flats, Nentsberry Haggs, Alston Moor.
Sphalerite, galena, ankerite and barite pseudomorphs after alstonite (5 mm), Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria.
Sphalerite, galena, ankerite and barite pseudomorphs after alstonite (5 mm), Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria.
Sphalerite crystals to 7 mm on 8 cm quartz matrix. Scraithole Mine, Carrshield, W Allendale, Northumberland, UK.
Sphalerite crystals to 7 mm on 8 cm quartz matrix. Scraithole Mine, Carrshield, W Allendale, Northumberland, UK.
Sphalerite on minor matrix, 33mm, Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor, Cumbria.
Sphalerite on minor matrix, 33mm, Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor, Cumbria.
Group of pyrite cubes to 5 mm. Nenthead Mine, Alston Moor.
Group of pyrite cubes to 5 mm. Nenthead Mine, Alston Moor.
Fluorite crystal 12 mm across on 68 mm matrix of quartz with sphalerite. Appropriation Pocket, Boundary Flatt, Rampgill Mine
Fluorite crystal 12 mm across on 68 mm matrix of quartz with sphalerite. Appropriation Pocket, Boundary Flatt, Rampgill Mine
Beautiful transparent twinned fluorite (with hexoctahedral corners), Diana Vein, Beaumont Mine, Allendale, Northumberland.
Beautiful transparent twinned fluorite (with hexoctahedral corners), Diana Vein, Beaumont Mine, Allendale, Northumberland.
Fluorite to 47 mm with calcite and siderite, Rotherhope Fell Mine, Leadgate, Alston, Cumbria.
Fluorite to 47 mm with calcite and siderite, Rotherhope Fell Mine, Leadgate, Alston, Cumbria.
Fluorite to 47 mm with calcite and siderite, Rotherhope Fell Mine, Leadgate, Alston, Cumbria.
Fluorite to 47 mm with calcite and siderite, Rotherhope Fell Mine, Leadgate, Alston, Cumbria.
Witherite sixlings with thin baryte coating, 5 cm, Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Alston Moor.
Witherite sixlings with thin baryte coating, 5 cm, Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Alston Moor.
Witherite twins, 4 cm. Cross cut on Liverick Vein, between High Raise and Treloar veins, Nentsberry Haggs Mine.
Witherite twins, 4 cm. Cross cut on Liverick Vein, between High Raise and Treloar veins, Nentsberry Haggs Mine.
A fine 55 mm witherite crystal with micro barite coating. Admiralty Flats, High Raise, 2nd Sun Vein, Haggs Mine. Found 1992.
A fine 55 mm witherite crystal with micro barite coating. Admiralty Flats, High Raise, 2nd Sun Vein, Haggs Mine. Found 1992.
Witherite, 45 mm specimen. Liverick Twin Vein, Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria.
Witherite, 45 mm specimen. Liverick Twin Vein, Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria.
Witherite, 35 mm pyramidal crystal twin, Nentsberry Haggs, Alston Moor, Cumbria.
Witherite, 35 mm pyramidal crystal twin, Nentsberry Haggs, Alston Moor, Cumbria.
Rare epitaxial baryte on witherite, Scaleburn Vein, Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Cumbria. 12 mm witherites on 35 mm matrix.
Rare epitaxial baryte on witherite, Scaleburn Vein, Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Cumbria. 12 mm witherites on 35 mm matrix.
Alstonite, High Cross Vein, Brownley Hill Mine, Nenthead, Cumbria, UK. 2.5 x 4 cm cluster sixling twins to 1 cm with calcite.
Alstonite, High Cross Vein, Brownley Hill Mine, Nenthead, Cumbria, UK. 2.5 x 4 cm cluster sixling twins to 1 cm with calcite.
Barytocalcite, honey brown monoclinic crystals to 15 m on 55 mm witherite matrix. Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria.
Barytocalcite, honey brown monoclinic crystals to 15 m on 55 mm witherite matrix. Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria.
Alston Moor cerussite, 38 mm. Ex John Albanese (1898-1969), New Jersey, USA.
Alston Moor cerussite, 38 mm. Ex John Albanese (1898-1969), New Jersey, USA.
Calcite crystals to 32 mm on 9 cm matrix. Blue-grey calcite overgrowths on colourless cores. Tynebottom Mine, Garrigill.
Calcite crystals to 32 mm on 9 cm matrix. Blue-grey calcite overgrowths on colourless cores. Tynebottom Mine, Garrigill.
Doubly terminated calcite crystals to 22 mm on sphalerite, Jug Vein, Brownley Hill Mine, Cumbria. Ex Lindsay Greenbank.
Doubly terminated calcite crystals to 22 mm on sphalerite, Jug Vein, Brownley Hill Mine, Cumbria. Ex Lindsay Greenbank.
Prismatic calcite crystals to 15 mm with flat terminations. Rodderup (sometimes spelt Rotherhope) Fell Mine, Alston, Cumbria.
Prismatic calcite crystals to 15 mm with flat terminations. Rodderup (sometimes spelt Rotherhope) Fell Mine, Alston, Cumbria.
Cobaltoan calcite, 63 mm druse of fine tiny pink scalenohedra. Main Flats, Tynebottom Mine, Garrigill, Cumbria. Found May 1987.
Cobaltoan calcite, 63 mm druse of fine tiny pink scalenohedra. Main Flats, Tynebottom Mine, Garrigill, Cumbria. Found May 1987.
Malachite crystals, Ashgill Field Mines, Crossgill, Alston Moor, Cumbria, 3 cm specimen
Malachite crystals, Ashgill Field Mines, Crossgill, Alston Moor, Cumbria, 3 cm specimen
Brianyoungite white microcrystals on sphalerite, Boundary Cross Vein, Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor.
Brianyoungite white microcrystals on sphalerite, Boundary Cross Vein, Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor.
Brianyoungite on sphalerite, with fluorite and quartz, Boundary Cross Vein, Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor.
Brianyoungite on sphalerite, with fluorite and quartz, Boundary Cross Vein, Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor.
Hydrozincite, Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor, Cumbria, UK.
Hydrozincite, Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor, Cumbria, UK.
Galena cuboctahedra to 12mm with ankerite on drusy quartz. Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor.
Galena cuboctahedra to 12mm with ankerite on drusy quartz. Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor.
Ankerite on thin quartz epimorph of fluorite with sphalerite. Barneycraig Mine.
Ankerite on thin quartz epimorph of fluorite with sphalerite. Barneycraig Mine.
Barite cockscomb of transparent sharp crystals, 7 cm. Haggs Mine, Nentsberry, Alston, Cumbria.
Barite cockscomb of transparent sharp crystals, 7 cm. Haggs Mine, Nentsberry, Alston, Cumbria.
Brochantite and aragonite, detail of a 6 cm specimen. Tynebottom Mine, Garrigill, Cumbria.
Brochantite and aragonite, detail of a 6 cm specimen. Tynebottom Mine, Garrigill, Cumbria.
Erythrite in spheroidal aggregates, on 3 cm matrix. Tynebottom Mine, Garrigill, Alston Moor, Cumbria. (FOV ca 4 mm).
Erythrite in spheroidal aggregates, on 3 cm matrix. Tynebottom Mine, Garrigill, Alston Moor, Cumbria. (FOV ca 4 mm).
Erythrite with selenite gypsum, Tynebottom Mine, Garrigill, Alston Moor, Cumbria. (FOV ca 5 mm).
Erythrite with selenite gypsum, Tynebottom Mine, Garrigill, Alston Moor, Cumbria. (FOV ca 5 mm).
Detail of erythrite from the Tynebottom mine.
Detail of erythrite from the Tynebottom mine.
Pyromorphite crystals to 2 mm on 3 cm matrix, Hardrigg Edge, Melmerby Fell, Alston, Cumbria.
Pyromorphite crystals to 2 mm on 3 cm matrix, Hardrigg Edge, Melmerby Fell, Alston, Cumbria.
Quartz epimorphs after fluorite, with sphalerite, 47 mm specimen. Boundary Cross Vein, Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor.
Quartz epimorphs after fluorite, with sphalerite, 47 mm specimen. Boundary Cross Vein, Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor.
Quartz epimorphs after fluorite, with sphalerite, 47 mm specimen. Boundary Cross Vein, Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor.
Quartz epimorphs after fluorite, with sphalerite, 47 mm specimen. Boundary Cross Vein, Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor.
Quartz epimorphs after fluorite, with sphalerite, 60 mm specimen. Boundary Cross Vein, Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor.
Quartz epimorphs after fluorite, with sphalerite, 60 mm specimen. Boundary Cross Vein, Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor.