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Ankerite/Dolomite var. Pearl Spar from West Cumberland Iron Mining District, Cumbria, England

 
Ankerite/Dolomite var. Pearl Spar from West Cumberland Iron Mining District, Cumbria, England

DESCRIPTION:No. 18625
Mineral:Ankerite/Dolomite var. Pearl Spar
Locality:West Cumberland Iron Mining District, Cumbria, England
Description:Old specimen (pre-1900) of well crystallized pear spar (ankerite or ferroan dolomite) completely covering knobs of matrix. All crystals complete and undamaged. Minute crystals of another mineral (calcite?) selectively coat the pear spar.
Overall Size:15x9x5 cm
Crystals:micro to 5 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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