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Fluorite and Calcite over Galena from Rainkill Lead Mine, Nenthead, Cumberland, England

 
Fluorite and Calcite over Galena from Rainkill Lead Mine, Nenthead, Cumberland, England

Fluorite and Calcite over Galena from Rainkill Lead Mine, Nenthead, Cumberland, England

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Fluorite and Calcite over Galena from Rainkill Lead Mine, Nenthead, Cumberland, England

DESCRIPTION:No. 38113
Mineral:Fluorite and Calcite over Galena
Locality:Rainkill Lead Mine, Nenthead, Cumberland, England
Description:Translucent purple fluorite crystals up to 17 mm and colorless calcite crystals up to 6 mm, overgrown on a core of metallic galena. The fluorite fluoresces violet under UV illumination.
Overall Size:11x7x5 cm
Crystals:1-17 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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