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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

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. 54443
Mineral:Calcite var. Cobaltoan Calcite
Locality:Tynebottom Mine, Garrigill, Alston Moor District, Cumbria, England
Description:Lilac-pink translucent calcite microcrystals lining the surfaces of gray matrix. The bright 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:8x4x2 cm
Crystals:0.5 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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