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Fluorite with Siderite from West Cumberland Iron Mining District, Cumbria, England

 
Fluorite with Siderite from West Cumberland Iron Mining District, Cumbria, England

Fluorite with Siderite from West Cumberland Iron Mining District, Cumbria, England

Fluorite with Siderite from West Cumberland Iron Mining District, Cumbria, England

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Fluorite with Siderite from West Cumberland Iron Mining District, Cumbria, England

DESCRIPTION:No. 19433
Mineral:Fluorite with Siderite
Locality:West Cumberland Iron Mining District, Cumbria, England
Description:Large (3 cm), transparent crystals of purple fluorite with partial overgrowth of brown siderite crystals up to 4 mm. The fluorite crystals are twinned and fluoresce violet under UV illumination. Most of the crystals are undamaged. Ex. Westtown School (West Chester, Pa.) Collection no. 5946, donated by Walter M. and Alfred B. Jones (1843-?).
Overall Size:8x5x5 cm
Crystals:1-30 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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