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Harmotome, Strontianite, Calcite from Whitesmith Mine, Clashgorn section, near Strontian, Loch Sunart, Highland (formerly Argyll), Scotland (Type Locality for Strontianite)

 
Harmotome, Strontianite, Calcite from Whitesmith Mine, Clashgorn section, near Strontian, Loch Sunart, Highland (formerly Argyll), Scotland (Type Locality for Strontianite)

Harmotome, Strontianite, Calcite from Whitesmith Mine, Clashgorn section, near Strontian, Loch Sunart, Highland (formerly Argyll), Scotland (Type Locality for Strontianite)

Below: fluorescence under ultraviolet illumination
Harmotome, Strontianite, Calcite from Whitesmith Mine, Clashgorn section, near Strontian, Loch Sunart, Highland (formerly Argyll), Scotland (Type Locality for Strontianite)

DESCRIPTION:No. 33912
Mineral:Harmotome, Strontianite, Calcite
Locality:Whitesmith Mine, Clashgorn section, near Strontian, Loch Sunart, Highland (formerly Argyll), Scotland (Type Locality for Strontianite)
Description:Hemispherical cluster of lustrous colorless harmotome crystals up to 8 mm with a single yellow calcite crystal 13 mm across. Under UV illumination areas fluoresce white indicating the presence of strontianite. All crystals grew over layered calcite. Ex. John A. Rorer, Jr. collection #312; Ex. H. J. Currie Collection; Ex. Dave McCallum, UK
Overall Size:9x7x4.5 cm
Crystals:1-13 mm
Status: For reference only
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