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PostPosted: Jun 07, 2013 04:48    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Derbyshire  



I spent some years of my child hood living in northern Derbyshire and got my father to collect minerals for me when he went caving. So 'Blue John' flourite features in my collection, but, sadly, not these two specimens



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 Description:
Fluorite (Blue John, Cup)
Castleton, Derbyshire, England, UK
~15cm high
In the Sedgwick museum Cambridge
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Fluorite (Blue John, Cup)
Castleton, Derbyshire, England, UK
~20cm high
In the Sedgwick museum Cambridge
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PostPosted: Jun 08, 2013 08:35    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Derbyshire  

Significant finds of lead minerals (including a number of rarities) were made in the Whitwell Quarry during the 1980s, from a fault crossing the quarry which contained mixed lead/vanadium mineralisation.


Cerussite Park Hall Fault Whitwell.jpg
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Cerussite on galena.
Park Hall Fault, Whitwell Quarry, Whitwell, Derbyshire, England, UK
10 mm crystal on 25 mm galena matrix.
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PostPosted: Jun 27, 2013 20:38    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Derbyshire  

Let me add this interesting calcite twin.


Calcite axehead Bonsal Moor.jpg
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Calcite, "axe head" twin.
Bonsal Moor, Derbyshire, England, UK.
4 cm.
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PostPosted: Jun 27, 2013 20:42    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Derbyshire  

and this more conventional one.


Calcite 26 mm Hollandtwine.jpg
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Calcite twin.
Hollandtwine Mine, Dirtlow Rake, Castleton, Derbyshire, England, UK.
26 mm.
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PostPosted: Oct 05, 2013 14:19    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Derbyshire  

To improve a little bit more this thread, I add this decent Fluorite from the Ladywash Mine.


Fluorite Calcite Chalcopyrite and Sphalerite - Ladywash Mine_Eyam_Derbyshire_England_UK.jpg
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Fluorite with Calcite, Chalcopyrite and Sphalerite
Ladywash Mine, Eyam, Derbyshire, England, UK
Specimen size: 13.7 × 11.4 × 7 cm.
Former Jan Buma collection. Number 790881
Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV
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Fluorite Calcite Chalcopyrite and Sphalerite - Ladywash Mine_Eyam_Derbyshire_England_UK.jpg



Fluorite Calcite Chalcopyrite and Sphalerite - Ladywash Mine_Eyam_Derbyshire_England_UK - Detail.jpg
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Fluorite with Calcite, Chalcopyrite and Sphalerite
Ladywash Mine, Eyam, Derbyshire, England, UK
Specimen size: 13.7 × 11.4 × 7 cm.

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Fluorite Calcite Chalcopyrite and Sphalerite - Ladywash Mine_Eyam_Derbyshire_England_UK - Detail.jpg


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PostPosted: Oct 05, 2013 15:38    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Derbyshire  

Thanks for reminding me about Derbyshire Jordi, meant to post this Ladywash piece previously.


Fluorite Calcite Ladywash 1a.jpg
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Fluorite
Ladywash Mine, Eyam, Derbyshire, England, UK
Fluorite crystals to 25mm, speckled, and included with, small chalcopyrite and pyrite crystals, plus calcite crystals to 15mm.

Ex Arthur Scoble collection, collected circa 1980.
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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2014 12:57    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Derbyshire  

A smithsonite from one of my favourite parts of the world


588 smithsoniteballeyemine.jpg
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Smithsonite on fluorite
Ball Eye Mine, Bonsall, Derbyshire, England, UK
Brown botryoidal smithsonite encrusting fluorite cubes, max dimension ~ 50 mm.
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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2014 13:11    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Derbyshire  

A small group of twinned cerussite crystals


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Cerussite on fluorite & Baryte
White Rake, Tideswell, Derbyshire, England, UK
Crystals to 10 mm
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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2014 13:31    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Derbyshire  

A twinned calcite crystal from Longstone Edge


767a cclongstoneedge.jpg
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Twinned calcite crystal on fluorite
Longstone Edge, Derbyshire, England, UK
Calcite twin ~ 10 mm long. Collected 22/08/1998 from a limestone boulder at the side of the access road leading to the then active workings on the Bow and Deep Rake veins.
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767b cclongstoneedge.jpg
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Twinned calcite crystal on fluorite
Longstone Edge, Derbyshire, England, UK
Calcite twin ~ 10 mm long. Collected 22/08/1998 from a limestone boulder at the side of the access road leading to the then active workings on the Bow and Deep Rake veins.
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767b cclongstoneedge.jpg



767c cclongstoneedge.jpg
 Description:
Twinned calcite crystal on fluorite
Longstone Edge, Derbyshire, England, UK
Calcite twin ~ 10 mm long. Collected 22/08/1998 from a limestone boulder at the side of the access road leading to the then active workings on the Bow and Deep Rake veins.
 Viewed:  5652 Time(s)

767c cclongstoneedge.jpg



767d cclongstoneedge.jpg
 Description:
Twinned calcite crystal on fluorite
Longstone Edge, Derbyshire, England, UK
Calcite twin ~ 10 mm long. Collected 22/08/1998 from a limestone boulder at the side of the access road leading to the then active workings on the Bow and Deep Rake veins.
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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2014 13:46    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Derbyshire  

A colourless gemmy fluorite crystals displaying a combination of cube & tetrahexahedral forms & larger cubes with frosted mosaic faces.


815 fluoritedirtlowrake.jpg
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Fluorite & Baryte
Laporte Minerals Openpit, Dirtlow Rake, Castleton, Derbyshire, England, UK
Largest cube ~ 7 mm on edge
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PostPosted: May 21, 2014 14:53    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Derbyshire  

A Derbyshire classic


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Matlockite
Matlock, Derbyshire, England, UK
About 15cm long
In the Harvard museum
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PostPosted: Oct 14, 2016 14:24    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Derbyshire  

The Peaks District in Derbyshire, like Weardale further north has been a major lead and fluorspar-producing region in the UK. Unlike Weardale, however, the Derbyshire mines have not produced many decent fluorite specimens, other than, perhaps the "Blue John" lapidary material from around Castleton. Specimens, like this one from the Ladywash Mine are often heavily included with fine grained sulfides.


Ladywash-9594.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite, Galena
 Locality:
Ladywash Mine, Eyam, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 13x6x5 cm
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PostPosted: Oct 14, 2016 17:38    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Derbyshire  

Back in the 80s a wholesaler friend of mine bought a van load of fluorite from Ladywash Mine. If I took the lot he offered it to me for £6 a flat. Each individual piece would now fetch five or six times that. If only I knew then what I know now :-(
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PostPosted: Oct 14, 2016 20:24    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Derbyshire  

I can quote similar stories. Life is a learning experience, if we pay attention.
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