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Witherite from Settlingstones Mine, Fourstones, northwest of Hexam, Northumberland, England

 
Witherite from Settlingstones Mine, Fourstones, northwest of Hexam, Northumberland, England

Witherite from Settlingstones Mine, Fourstones, northwest of Hexam, Northumberland, England

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Witherite from Settlingstones Mine, Fourstones, northwest of Hexam, Northumberland, England

DESCRIPTION:No. 37294
Mineral:Witherite
Locality:Settlingstones Mine, Fourstones, northwest of Hexam, Northumberland, England
Description:Large plate of crystallized translucent tan-colored witherite (fluoresces white under UV illumination) with no matrix attached. The witherite crystals are in aggregates up to 15 mm long of smaller, parallel crystals. One end has remnants of a wax base. Ex. Steve Chamberlain collection #5955, originally acquired in 1983
Overall Size:12x8x2.5 cm
Crystals:2-5 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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