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Derbyshire Minerals

Significant finds were made in the Whitwell Quarry during the 1980s from a fault crossing the quarry, which contained mixed lead and vanadium mineralisation.
The rare minerals phosphohedyphane, leadhillite, hydrocerussite, lanarkite, vanadinite, descloizite and mattheddleite from this occurrence are shown here.
Cerussite crystal 10 mm on 25 mm galena matrix, Park Hall Fault, Whitwell Quarry, Whitwell, Derbyshire.
Cerussite crystal 10 mm on 25 mm galena matrix, Park Hall Fault, Whitwell Quarry, Whitwell, Derbyshire.
Hydrocerussite crystals to 2 mm, Whitwell Quarry, Whitwell, Derbyshire.
Hydrocerussite crystals to 2 mm, Whitwell Quarry, Whitwell, Derbyshire.
Phosphohedyphane after cerussite, Whitwell Quarry, Whitwell, Derbyshire. 5 cm specimen, 15 mm field of view.
Phosphohedyphane after cerussite, Whitwell Quarry, Whitwell, Derbyshire. 5 cm specimen, 15 mm field of view.
Lanarkite in crystals to 3 mm, Whitwell Quarry, Whitwell, Derbyshire.
Lanarkite in crystals to 3 mm, Whitwell Quarry, Whitwell, Derbyshire.
Leadhillite crystals to 2 mm, Whitwell Quarry, Whitwell, Derbyshire.
Leadhillite crystals to 2 mm, Whitwell Quarry, Whitwell, Derbyshire.
Leadhillite crystals to 2 mm, Whitwell Quarry, Whitwell, Derbyshire.
Leadhillite crystals to 2 mm, Whitwell Quarry, Whitwell, Derbyshire.
Anglesite, Dene Quarry, Cromford, Derbyshire. The crystal is about 2.5 mm long.
Anglesite, Dene Quarry, Cromford, Derbyshire. The crystal is about 2.5 mm long.
Mattheddleite, a rare lead nesosilicate, on 18 mm galena matrix, Whitwell Quarry, Whitwell, Derbyshire.
Mattheddleite, a rare lead nesosilicate, on 18 mm galena matrix, Whitwell Quarry, Whitwell, Derbyshire.
Vanadinite with descloizite, Whitwell Quarry, Whitwell, Derbyshire. Detail of 33 mm specimen.
Vanadinite with descloizite, Whitwell Quarry, Whitwell, Derbyshire. Detail of 33 mm specimen.
Vanadinite with descloizite, Whitwell Quarry, Whitwell, Derbyshire. Detail of 33 mm specimen.
Vanadinite with descloizite, Whitwell Quarry, Whitwell, Derbyshire. Detail of 33 mm specimen.
Calcite twin, {00.1}, 26 mm. Hollandtwine Mine, Dirtlow Rake, Castleton, Derbyshire, UK.
Calcite twin, {00.1}, 26 mm. Hollandtwine Mine, Dirtlow Rake, Castleton, Derbyshire, UK.
Calcite, rare axehead twin, 4 cm. Bonsal Moor, Derbyshire, UK. (twin plane {01.2})
Calcite, rare "axehead" twin, 4 cm. Bonsal Moor, Derbyshire, UK. (twin plane {01.2})