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Calcite var. Cobaltoan Calcite from Tynebottom Mine, Garrigill, Alston Moor District, Cumbria, England

 
Calcite var. Cobaltoan Calcite from Tynebottom Mine, Garrigill, Alston Moor District, Cumbria, England

Calcite var. Cobaltoan Calcite from Tynebottom Mine, Garrigill, Alston Moor District, Cumbria, England

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Calcite var. Cobaltoan Calcite from Tynebottom Mine, Garrigill, Alston Moor District, Cumbria, England

DESCRIPTION:No. 54442
Mineral:Calcite var. Cobaltoan Calcite
Locality:Tynebottom Mine, Garrigill, Alston Moor District, Cumbria, England
Description:Vivid magenta-purple translucent calcite microcrystals lining the surfaces of a small cavity in gray matrix. The intense color of the calcite is caused by cobalt impurities and these are commonly labeled cobaltoan calcite. From one-time find collected by John and Robert Lawson in May 1987
Overall Size:3x2x1 cm
Crystals:0.5 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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