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West Cumbria Minerals

An area famous for the world's best calcite ( http://northernenglandminerals.blogspot.com/2014/11/classic-cumbrian-calcite-twins.html ) and baryte ( http://northernenglandminerals.blogspot.com/2014/11/westgarth-forster-1821-cauk-or-barytic.html ) crystals.
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Marcasite cyclically twinned crystals, 2 cm across, No 14 Pit, Frizington Parks, Frizington, Cumbria.
Marcasite cyclically twinned crystals, 2 cm across, No 14 Pit, Frizington Parks, Frizington, Cumbria.
Complex chalcopyrite crystals on calcite, 45 mm, labelled Stank Mine, Barrow, Furness, Cumbria, England.
Complex chalcopyrite crystals on calcite, 45 mm, labelled Stank Mine, Barrow, Furness, Cumbria, England.
6 cm specimen of Kidney-Pencil ore. York Shaft, Crowgarth Leaconfield Mine, Cleator Moor, Frizington, Cumbria. ex Brian Salmon.
6 cm specimen of Kidney-Pencil ore. York Shaft, Crowgarth Leaconfield Mine, Cleator Moor, Frizington, Cumbria. ex Brian Salmon.
Botryoidal hematite, 45 mm, No 6 Pit,  New Parkside Iron Mine, Frizington, W Cumbria.
Botryoidal hematite, 45 mm, No 6 Pit, New Parkside Iron Mine, Frizington, W Cumbria.
Specularite crystals to 5 mm showing irridescence on 6 cm matrix. ex Ray Clements collection. Collected during 1970s mining.
Specularite crystals to 5 mm showing irridescence on 6 cm matrix. ex Ray Clements collection. Collected during 1970s mining.
Specularite crystals to 5 mm showing irridescence on 6 cm matrix. ex Ray Clements collection. Collected during 1970s mining.
Specularite crystals to 5 mm showing irridescence on 6 cm matrix. ex Ray Clements collection. Collected during 1970s mining.
Hematite crystals to 1 cm on 55 mm matrix. Egremont, Cumbria.
Hematite crystals to 1 cm on 55 mm matrix. Egremont, Cumbria.
7 cm specimen of specularite (lustrous crystals to 5 mm) and quartz (5 mm) from the Florence Mine, Cumbria.
7 cm specimen of specularite (lustrous crystals to 5 mm) and quartz (5 mm) from the Florence Mine, Cumbria.
Hausmannite crystals with manganite on 10 cm matrix. Wyndham Pit, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field
Hausmannite crystals with manganite on 10 cm matrix. Wyndham Pit, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field
Hausmannite crystals (to 2 mm) with manganite on 10 cm matrix. Wyndham Mines, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field
Hausmannite crystals (to 2 mm) with manganite on 10 cm matrix. Wyndham Mines, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field
This was from the Freiberg Academy mineral dealership and the handwriting belongs to Wilhelm Maucher, Faktor in 1904-1909.
This was from the Freiberg Academy mineral dealership and the handwriting belongs to Wilhelm Maucher, Faktor in 1904-1909.
A fine blue fluorite, maximum dimension 14 mm on 85 mm hematite matrix. Florence Mine, Cumbria, UK.
A fine blue fluorite, maximum dimension 14 mm on 85 mm hematite matrix. Florence Mine, Cumbria, UK.
27 mm blue fluorite on 8 cm dolomite matrix, from the Florence Mine, Cumbria.
27 mm blue fluorite on 8 cm dolomite matrix, from the Florence Mine, Cumbria.
27 mm blue fluorite on 8 cm dolomite matrix, from the Florence Mine, Cumbria.
27 mm blue fluorite on 8 cm dolomite matrix, from the Florence Mine, Cumbria.
Fluorite, 15 mm cube on 4 cm matrix. Gutterby Pit Moor Row, Cumbria.
Fluorite, 15 mm cube on 4 cm matrix. Gutterby Pit Moor Row, Cumbria.
A fine Victorian 45 mm calcite heart-shaped twin, Egremont, Cumbria. Ex Chas. W. Velte jr (1914-1987).
A fine Victorian 45 mm calcite heart-shaped twin, Egremont, Cumbria. Ex Chas. W. Velte jr (1914-1987).
Calcite heart twin, Cumbria, 95 mm, a substantial and historic specimen. ex Jefferis (pre 1891), ex Barstow.
Calcite heart twin, Cumbria, 95 mm, a substantial and historic specimen. ex Jefferis (pre 1891), ex Barstow.
14 cm group of calcite crystals to 3 cm, Egremont, Cumbria.
14 cm group of calcite crystals to 3 cm, Egremont, Cumbria.
Calcite, lustrous transparent crystals to 25 mm in 85 mm group. Bigrigg Mine, Egremont, West Cumbria, England.
Calcite, lustrous transparent crystals to 25 mm in 85 mm group. Bigrigg Mine, Egremont, West Cumbria, England.
Calcite crystals with hematite-stained phantoms, Bigrigg Mines, Egremont, Cumbria. Crystals to 2 cm in 85 mm group.
Calcite crystals with hematite-stained phantoms, Bigrigg Mines, Egremont, Cumbria. Crystals to 2 cm in 85 mm group.
Calcite crystals with hematite-stained phantoms, Bigrigg Mines, Egremont, Cumbria. Crystals to 2 cm in 85 mm group.
Calcite crystals with hematite-stained phantoms, Bigrigg Mines, Egremont, Cumbria. Crystals to 2 cm in 85 mm group.
Transparent colourless calcite crystal (53 mm) showing steep scalenohedral faces, Egremont, Cumbria. 19th Century specimen.
Transparent colourless calcite crystal (53 mm) showing steep scalenohedral faces, Egremont, Cumbria. 19th Century specimen.
Bigrigg calcite 3 cm.
Bigrigg calcite 3 cm.
45 mm calcite prism, Egremont, Cumbria with 19th Century label. Originally attached to hematite at the base.
45 mm calcite prism, Egremont, Cumbria with 19th Century label. Originally attached to hematite at the base.
Calcite crystal, 43 mm, Frizington, Cumbria. Ex Victor Yount and Rob Rich
Calcite crystal, 43 mm, Frizington, Cumbria. Ex Victor Yount and Rob Rich
Aragonite crystals in 9 cm group. Egremont, Cumbria.
Aragonite crystals in 9 cm group. Egremont, Cumbria.
Aragonite crystals in 65 mm group. Egremont, Cumbria.
Aragonite crystals in 65 mm group. Egremont, Cumbria.
Dolomite with fluorite cube (55 mm specimen), Beckermet Mine, Cumbria.
Dolomite with fluorite cube (55 mm specimen), Beckermet Mine, Cumbria.
Cerussite twin, ca 3 mm across on 2 cm matrix. Kinniside Mine, Cleator Moor, Cumbria.
Cerussite twin, ca 3 mm across on 2 cm matrix. Kinniside Mine, Cleator Moor, Cumbria.
Barite, glassy pale blue crystal, from Frizington, Cumbria, 45mm. ex Ilse Wilke collection.
Barite, glassy pale blue crystal, from Frizington, Cumbria, 45mm. ex Ilse Wilke collection.
Barite, a beautiful 66 mm doubly terminated and lustrous crystal from Frizington, Cumbria.
Barite, a beautiful 66 mm doubly terminated and lustrous crystal from Frizington, Cumbria.
Barite, a very beautiful 6cm doubly terminated and lustrous crystal from Frizington, Cumbria.
Barite, a very beautiful 6cm doubly terminated and lustrous crystal from Frizington, Cumbria.
Baryte with phantoms, 11.6 cm tall, Dalmellington Mine, Frizington, Cumbria. ex David I. Green collection.
Baryte with phantoms, 11.6 cm tall, Dalmellington Mine, Frizington, Cumbria. ex David I. Green collection.
Golden prismatic barite, 11.5 cm, Frizington, probably Parkside Mine.
Golden prismatic barite, 11.5 cm, Frizington, probably Parkside Mine.
Barite, 58 mm tall, from Gutterby Pit, 18 Fathom level, Cleator Moor, Cumbria, England, UK.
Barite, 58 mm tall, from Gutterby Pit, 18 Fathom level, Cleator Moor, Cumbria, England, UK.
Transparent colourless baryte crystals, 7 cm, from the W Cumbria iron mines. ex Charles Otto Trechmann (1851-1917).
Transparent colourless baryte crystals, 7 cm, from the W Cumbria iron mines. ex Charles Otto Trechmann (1851-1917).
Baryte to 4 mm on 12 mm matrix, Kinniside Mine, Cleator Moor, Cumbria
Baryte to 4 mm on 12 mm matrix, Kinniside Mine, Cleator Moor, Cumbria
Wulfenite crystal, ca 1mm, with hydrocerussite crystals, Kinniside Mine, Cleator Moor, Cumbria.
Wulfenite crystal, ca 1mm, with hydrocerussite crystals, Kinniside Mine, Cleator Moor, Cumbria.
Wulfenite crystal, ca 1mm, with hydrocerussite crystals, Kinniside Mine, Cleator Moor, Cumbria.
Wulfenite crystal, ca 1mm, with hydrocerussite crystals, Kinniside Mine, Cleator Moor, Cumbria.
Smoky quartz, 6 cm lustrous crystal with hematite. Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumbria. Victorian specimen with multiple labels.
Smoky quartz, 6 cm lustrous crystal with hematite. Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumbria. Victorian specimen with multiple labels.
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