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Witherite from Alston Moor, West Cumberland Iron Mining District, Cumbria, England (Type Locality for Witherite)

 
Witherite from Alston Moor, West Cumberland Iron Mining District, Cumbria, England (Type Locality for Witherite)

Witherite from Alston Moor, West Cumberland Iron Mining District, Cumbria, England (Type Locality for Witherite)

DESCRIPTION:No. 38109
Mineral:Witherite
Locality:Alston Moor, West Cumberland Iron Mining District, Cumbria, England (Type Locality for Witherite)
Description:Large cluster of tapering hexagonal witherite crystals on gray limestone matrix. The witherite crystals are translucent, have an etched surface luster and are weakly fluorescent under UV illumination. Accompanied by signed Bariand label. Ex. Pierre Bariand, curator of the Sorbonne Museum
Overall Size:13x10x8 cm
Crystals:10-25 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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