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Galena on Fluorite from Stotsfieldburn Mine, Weardale, County Durham, England

 
Galena on Fluorite from Stotsfieldburn Mine, Weardale, County Durham, England

Galena on Fluorite from Stotsfieldburn Mine, Weardale, County Durham, England

Galena on Fluorite from Stotsfieldburn Mine, Weardale, County Durham, England

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Galena on Fluorite from Stotsfieldburn Mine, Weardale, County Durham, England

DESCRIPTION:No. 24802
Mineral:Galena on Fluorite
Locality:Stotsfieldburn Mine, Weardale, County Durham, England
Description:Quartz matrix with purple crystals of fluorite up to 18 mm. Overgrown on the fluorite are large, complex crystals of metallic galena up to 4 cm across. The galena crystals are basically cubo-octahedral form with complex modifications (and twinning?). Ex. Dr. Eugene E. Sensel (1911-2000) collection #BL50 (retirement gift in 1971)
Overall Size:13x10x7 cm
Crystals:5-40 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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