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PostPosted: Jun 07, 2013 04:53    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Yorkshire  



Ru Smith has provided a nice Baryte to get us started. Lets see what else we can add to this great region.



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Wet Grooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Pennines, North Yorkshire, England, UK
crystals to 67 mm on 13 cm matrix
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PostPosted: Jun 08, 2013 13:59    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Yorkshire  

Inky fluorite


Fluorite Elbolton.jpg
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Fluorite.
Elbolton Mine, Grassington, Wharfedale, N Yorkshire, England, UK
43 mm.
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PostPosted: Jun 08, 2013 19:31    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Yorkshire  

Yorkshire pyromorphite is rarely seen.


Hungry hushes pyromorphite.jpg
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Pyromorphite on baryte.
Hungry Hushes, Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Detail of 6 cm specimen.
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PostPosted: Jun 08, 2013 20:16    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Yorkshire  

Some very fine calcites have come from this county.


Calcite Wetgrooves.jpg
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Calcite.
Wetgrooves Mine, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England, UK
42 mm floater.
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PostPosted: Jun 28, 2013 10:08    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Yorkshire  

Fluorite with included chalcopyrite, Wetgrooves Mine, near Woodhall, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire.


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Fluorite
Wetgrooves Mine, Wensleydale, N. Yorkshire, England, UK
11x8x5 cm overall size.
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PostPosted: Jun 28, 2013 18:10    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Yorkshire  

Nice!
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PostPosted: Sep 25, 2013 13:00    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Yorkshire  

Fluorite from the Coldstones Quarry, near Patley Bridge, N. Yorkshire.


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fluorite
Coldstones Quarry, near Patley Bridge, North Yorkshire
FOV = 5 cm
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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2016 18:06    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Yorkshire  

Twinned fluorite crystal from the Seata Mine, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Seata Mine, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, North Pennines Orefield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 8x5x3 cm overall size
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Seata Mine, near Aysgarth, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England
 Viewed:  5235 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2016 18:41    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Yorkshire  

Fluorite from the Gillheads Mine, one of the few commercial fluorspar mines in North Yorkshire


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Gillheads Mine, Skyreholme, Pateley Bridge District, North Pennines Orefield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 8x7x3 cm overall size
 Description:
Gillheads Mine, Troller’s Gill, Skyreholme Beck, near Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, England
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PostPosted: Apr 22, 2016 10:40    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Yorkshire  

Jesse Fisher wrote:
Fluorite from the Gillheads Mine, one of the few commercial fluorspar mines in North Yorkshire
Really nice, I love the purple edges on that colourless crystals.
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PostPosted: Apr 22, 2016 11:01    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Yorkshire  

Thin blue/purple layer over milky/colorless fluorite is typical for Gillheads mine fluorite. Here's one from another North Yorkshire mine that shows the same thing but even more so.


F149-3501.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Gillheads Mine, Skyreholme, Pateley Bridge District, North Pennines Orefield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 5x5x4 cm
 Description:
Elbolton Mine, Grassington, Wharfdale, North Yorkshire
 Viewed:  5100 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 16, 2017 16:55    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Yorkshire  

A bit of a curiosity, this one. A fossil crinoid stem replaced by smithsonite so a pseudomorph of a pseudomorph. From Hurst mines, Reeth, Swaledale. fOV about 10mm.


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 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
Hurst Mines, Marrick, Swaledale, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 10mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3144 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 16, 2017 17:01    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Yorkshire  

Tiny fluorite crystals coating baryte blades from Underedge level, Arkengarthdale, Yorkshire. FOV about 2cm


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Underedge level, Langthwaite, Arkengarthdale, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 2cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3144 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 16, 2017 17:14    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Yorkshire  

A scan of an old photo of a piece I collected about 25 years ago. Fluorite with baryte and hemimorphite from Sun Vein, Coldstones Quarry. Specimen about 8cm across. There were literally tons of this stuff came out when the quarry broke through the Sun vein. Where is it all now?


coldstonblu.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Coldstones Quarry, sun vein, Greenhow, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 8 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3133 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 16, 2017 17:26    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Yorkshire  

Yellow smithsonite (cadmium?) on fluorite from Underedge level, Arkengarthdale. FOV about 3cm


smithyella5.jpg
 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
Underedge level, Langthwaite, Arkengarthdale, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 3cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3124 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 16, 2017 17:32    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Yorkshire  

Smithsonite from Moulds Top, Arkengarthdale. Specimen approx. 5cm across.


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 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
Moulds Top Mine, Arkengarthdale, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 5cm
 Description:
Note: this specimen is from Moulds Top mine and not the 'old' horse level. Moulds Top consisted of at least four deep whim shafts and pre-dated the driving of the horse level.
 Viewed:  3120 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 16, 2017 23:47    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Yorkshire  

Where is it all now? At least one is in San Francisco.


F399-9538r.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite with Barite
 Locality:
Coldstones Quarry, Greenhow, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 7x6x5 cm overall size
 Description:
 Viewed:  3075 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 18, 2017 17:21    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Yorkshire  

Double-terminated witherite crystals to 8mm with a surface coating of baryte from Danby level, Arkengarthdale.


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 Mineral: Witherite
 Locality:
Northside Mines, Danby level, Whaw, Arkengarthdale, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 5cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2808 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 20, 2017 05:08    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Yorkshire  

colin robinson wrote:
Smithsonite from Moulds Top, Arkengarthdale. Specimen approx. 5cm across.


PLEASE NOTE: this specimen is from Moulds Top mine and not the 'old' horse level. Moulds Top consisted of at least four deep whim shafts and pre-dates the driving of the horse level.
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PostPosted: May 20, 2017 15:39    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Yorkshire  

'Window pane' fluorite crystals to 8mm from Seata mine.


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Seata Mine, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, North Pennines Orefield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 4cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2647 Time(s)

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