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Yorkshire Minerals

Specimens illustrated here come from the southern part of the North Pennine Orefield, corresponding to the Askrigg Block.
Cinnabar. Coldstones Quarry, Greenhow, Pately Bridge, N Yorkshire, UK.
Cinnabar. Coldstones Quarry, Greenhow, Pately Bridge, N Yorkshire, UK.
Marcasite crystals, replaced by goethite, to 3 mm on 25 mm matrix of baryte and calcite. Tenter Hill, Bramham, W Yorkshire.
Marcasite crystals, replaced by goethite, to 3 mm on 25 mm matrix of baryte and calcite. Tenter Hill, Bramham, W Yorkshire.
Pyrite inclusions Raygill Mine, FOV about 6 mm.
Pyrite inclusions Raygill Mine, FOV about 6 mm.
Pyrite inclusions Raygill, FOV a little over 2 mm.
Pyrite inclusions Raygill, FOV a little over 2 mm.
Pyrite inclusions Raygill, FOV a little less than 2 mm. Note the comparable microstratigraphies of widening and narrowing.
Pyrite inclusions Raygill, FOV a little less than 2 mm. Note the comparable "microstratigraphies" of widening and narrowing.
Fluorite, cubes to 44 mm across, with elongate pyrite inclusions. East Flatt, Ray Gill Mine, Hawes, Wensleydale, Yorkshire.
Fluorite, cubes to 44 mm across, with elongate pyrite inclusions. East Flatt, Ray Gill Mine, Hawes, Wensleydale, Yorkshire.
Fluorite, cubes to 44 mm across, with elongate pyrite inclusions. East Flatt, Ray Gill Mine, Hawes, Wensleydale, Yorkshire.
Fluorite, cubes to 44 mm across, with elongate pyrite inclusions. East Flatt, Ray Gill Mine, Hawes, Wensleydale, Yorkshire.
Colour-zoned fluorites to 5 mm, Seata Mine, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, N Yorkshire.
Colour-zoned fluorites to 5 mm, Seata Mine, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, N Yorkshire.
Seata fluorite colour-banding and sulphide inclusions. The cubes have beautiful trapezohedral modifications to the corners.
Seata fluorite colour-banding and sulphide inclusions. The cubes have beautiful trapezohedral modifications to the corners.
Seata fluorite detail of tiny sharp sulphide inclusions
Seata fluorite detail of tiny sharp sulphide inclusions
Colourless fluorite cubes to 18 mm, Coldstones Quarry, Greenhow, Yorkshire, England.
Colourless fluorite cubes to 18 mm, Coldstones Quarry, Greenhow, Yorkshire, England.
A beautiful inky blue fluorite, 43 mm across, Elbolton Mine, Grassington, Wharfedale, North Yorkshire.
A beautiful inky blue fluorite, 43 mm across, Elbolton Mine, Grassington, Wharfedale, North Yorkshire.
Very lustrous yellow fluorite in cubes to 15 mm, Great Sled Dale Mine, Keld, N Yorkshire.
Very lustrous yellow fluorite in cubes to 15 mm, Great Sled Dale Mine, Keld, N Yorkshire.
Fluorite, lilac cubes to 5 mm with trapezohedral corner modifications. Wetgrooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, N Yorkshire.
Fluorite, lilac cubes to 5 mm with trapezohedral corner modifications. Wetgrooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, N Yorkshire.
Fluorite crystals to 2 cm on 5 cm matrix. Gill Heads Mine, Appletreewick, N Yorkshire.
Fluorite crystals to 2 cm on 5 cm matrix. Gill Heads Mine, Appletreewick, N Yorkshire.
Fluorite crystals to 2 cm on edge, 8 cm specimen. Gill Heads Mine, Trollers Gill, Appletreewick, N Yorkshire, England, UK.
Fluorite crystals to 2 cm on edge, 8 cm specimen. Gill Heads Mine, Trollers Gill, Appletreewick, N Yorkshire, England, UK.
Fluorite crystals to 34 mm on edge, with baryte, 5cm specimen. Dillon Pocket,Wetgrooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, N Yorkshire.
Fluorite crystals to 34 mm on edge, with baryte, 5cm specimen. Dillon Pocket,Wetgrooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, N Yorkshire.
Fluorite corner Great Sleddale, 4 mm crystal on 3 cm matrix.
Fluorite corner Great Sleddale, 4 mm crystal on 3 cm matrix.
Fluorite detail, Great Sleddale, showing cube, hexoctahedron, trapezohedron and octahedron faces, plus unknown form.
Fluorite detail, Great Sleddale, showing cube, hexoctahedron, trapezohedron and octahedron faces, plus unknown form.
Calcite, 42 mm, Wetgrooves Mine, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire.
Calcite, 42 mm, Wetgrooves Mine, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire.
Calcite, 42 mm, Wetgrooves Mine, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire.
Calcite, 42 mm, Wetgrooves Mine, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire.
25 mm complex stack of calcite crystals on 7 cm matrix.  Wetgrooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, N Yorkshire, UK.
25 mm complex stack of calcite crystals on 7 cm matrix. Wetgrooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, N Yorkshire, UK.
Calcite crystals to 35 mm in 7 cm group. Raygill Mine, Hawes, Wensleydale, N Yorkshire.
Calcite crystals to 35 mm in 7 cm group. Raygill Mine, Hawes, Wensleydale, N Yorkshire.
Doubly terminated 11 mm calcite on 28 mm matrix. Wormald Green Quarry, Ripon, N Yorkshire.
Doubly terminated 11 mm calcite on 28 mm matrix. Wormald Green Quarry, Ripon, N Yorkshire.
Calcite rhombohedra to 19 mm in 3 cm group, Seata Mine, Aysgarth, Wensleydale.
Calcite rhombohedra to 19 mm in 3 cm group, Seata Mine, Aysgarth, Wensleydale.
33 mm strontianite crystal group, Hard Level, Old Gang Mines, Swaledale.
33 mm strontianite crystal group, Hard Level, Old Gang Mines, Swaledale.
Strontianite crystals on fluorite with sphalerite, cerussite and chalcopyrite. Old Gang Mines, Reeth, Swaledale, N Yorkshire.
Strontianite crystals on fluorite with sphalerite, cerussite and chalcopyrite. Old Gang Mines, Reeth, Swaledale, N Yorkshire.
Fluorite twin (with complex corner modifications), 5 mm, with azurite and malachite, Great Sled Dale Mine, N Yorkshire.
Fluorite twin (with complex corner modifications), 5 mm, with azurite and malachite, Great Sled Dale Mine, N Yorkshire.
Sprays of acicular malachite crystals on 3 cm matrix, Great Sled Dale Mine, Keld, Swaledale, North Yorkshire.
Sprays of acicular malachite crystals on 3 cm matrix, Great Sled Dale Mine, Keld, Swaledale, North Yorkshire.
Azurite with fluorite and malachite, field of view approximately 1.5 mm, Great Sled Dale Mine, Keld, Swaledale, North Yorkshire.
Azurite with fluorite and malachite, field of view approximately 1.5 mm, Great Sled Dale Mine, Keld, Swaledale, North Yorkshire.
Azurite crystals, to about 1 mm, with chrysocolla, Great Sled Dale Mine, Keld, Swaledale, North Yorkshire.
Azurite crystals, to about 1 mm, with chrysocolla, Great Sled Dale Mine, Keld, Swaledale, North Yorkshire.
Smithsonite crystals on 35 mm matrix, Moulds Level, Arkengarthdale, N Yorkshire.
Smithsonite crystals on 35 mm matrix, Moulds Level, Arkengarthdale, N Yorkshire.
Smithsonite crystals on fluorite, Coldstones Quarry, Greenhow, Pately Bridge, N Yorkshire.
Smithsonite crystals on fluorite, Coldstones Quarry, Greenhow, Pately Bridge, N Yorkshire.
Smithsonite crystals on fluorite, Coldstones Quarry, Greenhow, Pately Bridge, N Yorkshire.
Smithsonite crystals on fluorite, Coldstones Quarry, Greenhow, Pately Bridge, N Yorkshire.
Smithsonite on fluorite, Coldstones Quarry, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire.
Smithsonite on fluorite, Coldstones Quarry, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire.
Smithsonite crystals on fluorite, Underedge Level, Sunside Mine, Arkengarthdale, N Yorkshire.
Smithsonite crystals on fluorite, Underedge Level, Sunside Mine, Arkengarthdale, N Yorkshire.
Yellow-centered smithsonite crystals on fluorite, Underedge Level, Sunside Mine, Arkengarthdale, N Yorkshire.
Yellow-centered smithsonite crystals on fluorite, Underedge Level, Sunside Mine, Arkengarthdale, N Yorkshire.
7 cm specimen of botryoidal lilac smithsonite, Middlesmoor, Kettlewell, Yorkshire.
7 cm specimen of botryoidal lilac smithsonite, Middlesmoor, Kettlewell, Yorkshire.
Smithsonite on fluorite. Birds Cross Hush, Northside Mines, Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire, UK.
Smithsonite on fluorite. Birds Cross Hush, Northside Mines, Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire, UK.
Smithsonite on barite, 2 cm specimen. Underedge Level, Moulds Side, Arkengarthdale, N Yorkshire.
Smithsonite on barite, 2 cm specimen. Underedge Level, Moulds Side, Arkengarthdale, N Yorkshire.
Rosasite sphere, a little over 1 mm diameter, Old Gang Mine, Reeth, Swaledale, N Yorkshire.
Rosasite sphere, a little over 1 mm diameter, Old Gang Mine, Reeth, Swaledale, N Yorkshire.
Aurichalcite on 9 cm matrix of calcite crystals, Wetgrooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, N Yorkshire.
Aurichalcite on 9 cm matrix of calcite crystals, Wetgrooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, N Yorkshire.
Wetgrooves Cu Secondary mineral (probably aurichalcite) coating a galena cuboctahedron, with fluorite.
Wetgrooves Cu Secondary mineral (probably aurichalcite) coating a galena cuboctahedron, with fluorite.
Detail of Wetgrooves barite specimen showing Secondary copper mineral (probably aurichalcite) and sphalerite.
Detail of Wetgrooves barite specimen showing Secondary copper mineral (probably aurichalcite) and sphalerite.
Barytocalcite blades with sphalerite. Crackpot Hall Mine, Yorkshire, UK.
Barytocalcite blades with sphalerite. Crackpot Hall Mine, Yorkshire, UK.
Barite after dipyramidal witherite on 7 cm matrix. Sleigill, Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire.
Barite after dipyramidal witherite on 7 cm matrix. Sleigill, Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire.
Spear-shaped barite crystals to 5 cm long, Wetgrooves Mine, Wensleydale, Yorkshire.
Spear-shaped barite crystals to 5 cm long, Wetgrooves Mine, Wensleydale, Yorkshire.
Barite crystals with calcite, fluorite and aurichalcite on sphalerite, Wetgrooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, N Yorkshire.
Barite crystals with calcite, fluorite and aurichalcite on sphalerite, Wetgrooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, N Yorkshire.
Pristine galena cuboctahedra and a colourless fluorite cube seen through the window of a 5 mm Wetgrooves barite crystal.
Pristine galena cuboctahedra and a colourless fluorite cube seen through the window of a 5 mm Wetgrooves barite crystal.
Baryte, 3mm chisel-shaped crystal on 28 mm matrix, How Bank Level, Wetgrooves, Askrigg, Wensleydale, N Yorkshire.
Baryte, 3mm chisel-shaped crystal on 28 mm matrix, How Bank Level, Wetgrooves, Askrigg, Wensleydale, N Yorkshire.
6 cm barite specimen from the Old Rake Vein, Hard level, Old Gang Mines, Reeth, Swaledale, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
6 cm barite specimen from the Old Rake Vein, Hard level, Old Gang Mines, Reeth, Swaledale, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
Black Whim calcite and baryte after witherite
Black Whim calcite and baryte after witherite
Cerussite twins to 5 mm, Brandy Bottle Incline, Swaledale, North Yorkshire.
Cerussite twins to 5 mm, Brandy Bottle Incline, Swaledale, North Yorkshire.
Cerussite twins to 3 mm, Brandy Bottle Incline, Swaledale, North Yorkshire.
Cerussite twins to 3 mm, Brandy Bottle Incline, Swaledale, North Yorkshire.
Cerussite twins to 3 mm, Brandy Bottle Incline, Swaledale, North Yorkshire.
Cerussite twins to 3 mm, Brandy Bottle Incline, Swaledale, North Yorkshire.
5 cm group of lustrous baryte crystals to 1 cm, Damrigg Mine, Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire.
5 cm group of lustrous baryte crystals to 1 cm, Damrigg Mine, Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire.
4 cm group of sharp white lustrous barite crystals to 23 mm. Dam Rigg Level, Northside Mines, Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire
4 cm group of sharp white lustrous barite crystals to 23 mm. Dam Rigg Level, Northside Mines, Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire
4 cm group of sharp white lustrous barite crystals to 23 mm. Dam Rigg Level, Northside Mines, Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire
4 cm group of sharp white lustrous barite crystals to 23 mm. Dam Rigg Level, Northside Mines, Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire
5 cm group of baryte crystals to 15 mm long. Justice Level, Whaw, Arkengarthdale, N Yorkshire
5 cm group of baryte crystals to 15 mm long. Justice Level, Whaw, Arkengarthdale, N Yorkshire
Doubly terminated lustrous barite crystals to 67 mm long on 13 cm matrix. Wetgrooves Mine, N Yorkshire. ex Howard Belsky.
Doubly terminated lustrous barite crystals to 67 mm long on 13 cm matrix. Wetgrooves Mine, N Yorkshire. ex Howard Belsky.
Pyromorphite crystals on baryte, 6 cm specimen, Hungry Hushes, Arkengarthdale, N Yorkshire.
Pyromorphite crystals on baryte, 6 cm specimen, Hungry Hushes, Arkengarthdale, N Yorkshire.
Pyromorphite crystals on baryte, 6 cm specimen, Hungry Hushes, Arkengarthdale, N Yorkshire.
Pyromorphite crystals on baryte, 6 cm specimen, Hungry Hushes, Arkengarthdale, N Yorkshire.
Boulby boracite 1.jpg
Boulby boracite 1.jpg
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Boulby boracite 3.jpg
Hemimorphite crystals, detail of 42 mm specimen from Tanner Rake, Arkengarthdale, N Yorkshire.
Hemimorphite crystals, detail of 42 mm specimen from Tanner Rake, Arkengarthdale, N Yorkshire.
Hemimorphite on baryte, Barras End Mine, Melbeeks Moor, North Yorkshire.
Hemimorphite on baryte, Barras End Mine, Melbeeks Moor, North Yorkshire.