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Galena and Fluorite from Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

 
Galena and Fluorite from Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

Galena and Fluorite from Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

Galena and Fluorite from Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Galena and Fluorite from Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

DESCRIPTION:No. 27556
Mineral:Galena and Fluorite
Locality:Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England
Description:Gray-metallic galena crystals up to 12 mm surrounded with sparkling crystals of transparent purple fluorite. The fluorite fluoresces violet under UV illumination. The galena crystals are cubic form with octahedral corner faces. Ex. A. Lincoln Sherk II, MD. (1896-1970)
Overall Size:10x7x4.5 cm
Crystals:3-12 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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