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PostPosted: May 04, 2013 15:19    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria  



Calcite, Hematite, Aragonite and then all the minerals from Caldbeck fells. This one is going to be great fun. So let's start with another specimen In the Sedgwick museum Cambridge (it is a tiny display but has a few good UK specimens)



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Aragonite
Goose Green mine, Frizington, Cumbria, Englan, UK
~15cm high
In the Sedgwick museum Cambridge
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Aragonite
Goose Green mine, Frizington, Cumbria, England, UK
20 cm across
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Pallaflat, Cumbria, England, UK
~12cm across
In the Sedgwick museum Cambridge
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PostPosted: May 04, 2013 16:19    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria  

I was just reading (*) about Norman Thomson's first collecting trip to Roughton Gill Mine, by bicycle, in 1939, when the dumps were "covered in green and blue." He later built a vast collection of minerals from the area, many of which (1700) were donated to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History in 2010.

The diversity of mineral species from this area is very large, many of them green or blue in colour. What interesting material do people have?

Some green pyromorphites to start with.


* Green et al. 2012. UKJMM 33, 21-34.



Pyromorphite 1.jpg
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Pyromorphite.
Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, UK.
Crystals to 11 mm on 4 cm matrix.
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PostPosted: May 04, 2013 16:29    Post subject: Re: Greens and Blues from the Caldbeck Fells  

Something blue. Caledonite from Red Gill.


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Caledonite.
Red Gill Mine, Red Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, UK.
Crystals to 1 mm on 28 mm quartz matrix.
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PostPosted: May 04, 2013 16:34    Post subject: Re: Greens and Blues from the Caldbeck Fells  

Green pyromorphite.


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 Description:
Pyromorphite.
Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, UK.
Crystals to 5 mm on 3 cm matrix.
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PostPosted: May 04, 2013 16:40    Post subject: Re: Greens and Blues from the Caldbeck Fells  

Blue linarite.


Linarite Short Grain Deer Hills.jpg
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Linarite.
Short Grain, Deer Hills, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, UK.
Crystals to 3 mm on 3 cm matrix.
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PostPosted: May 04, 2013 16:53    Post subject: Re: Greens and Blues from the Caldbeck Fells  

Thanks Ru
The color is drop dead gorgeous on these.
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PostPosted: May 04, 2013 17:23    Post subject: Re: Greens and Blues from the Caldbeck Fells  

Thanks Mark.

I'm looking forward to seeing the specimens people have from those hills. Just sticking to blues and greens, there will be plumbogummite, brochantite, philipsburgite, adamite, rosasite, duftite, beudantite and perhaps a few more.
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PostPosted: May 04, 2013 17:33    Post subject: Re: Greens and Blues from the Caldbeck Fells  

Plus the famous blue hemimorphites and perhaps some pseudomalachites.
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PostPosted: May 04, 2013 18:00    Post subject: Re: Greens and Blues from the Caldbeck Fells  

Plumbogummites are famous from here. This one is from the Dry Gill Mine.


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Plumbogummite with mimetite.
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, UK.
55 mm.
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PostPosted: May 05, 2013 07:43    Post subject: Re: Greens and Blues from the Caldbeck Fells  

Blue hemimorphite from Roughton Gill, collected in 1959 by the well-known British collector Arthur Scoble.


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Hemimorphite
Roughton Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, UK
60x50x25mm
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PostPosted: May 05, 2013 08:00    Post subject: Re: Greens and Blues from the Caldbeck Fells  

My contribution


Pyromorphite with Quartz - Roughton Gill_Caldbeck Fells_Cumbria_England_UK.jpg
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Pyromorphite with Quartz
Roughton Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK
Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.3 cm
Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Former collection of John H. Marshall
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PostPosted: May 05, 2013 09:35    Post subject: Re: Greens and Blues from the Caldbeck Fells  

My contribution is a cabinet specimen of deep blue plumbogummite and green pyromorphite from the Roughton Gill mine.

Knut



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 Description:
Plumbogummite and pyromorphite
Roughton Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, UK
6x6 cm
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PostPosted: May 05, 2013 10:12    Post subject: Re: Greens and Blues from the Caldbeck Fells  

Wow, Knut, an astonishing and beautiful specimen.

An excellent hemimorphite, Ian, and it definitely adds to the interest when a historically well known collector is involved.

Lovely image of Roughton Gill pyromorphites, Jordi.

I just put a group of Caldbeck specimens together for a photo.



Caldbeck green and blue 1.jpg
 Description:
Hemimorphite, pyromorphite, plumbogummite, mimetite, philipsburgite, duftite.
Roughton Gill, Dry Gill, Brandy Gill, Driggieth Mines, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, UK.
The loose pyromorphite in the foreground, from Roughton Gill S lode open cut is 25 mm tall.
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PostPosted: May 05, 2013 10:58    Post subject: Re: Greens and Blues from the Caldbeck Fells  

Wow Knut! stunning specimen ( https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/plumbogumpyrm_115.jpg )
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PostPosted: May 05, 2013 13:07    Post subject: Re: Greens and Blues from the Caldbeck Fells  

A closer view of the pyromorphite in the group picture.


Pyromorphite 25 mm.jpg
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Pyromorphite.
Open cut on Roughton Gill S lode, above Low Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, UK.
25 mm
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Caldbeck green and blue 2.jpg
 Description:
Hemimorphite, pyromorphite, plumbogummite, mimetite, philipsburgite, duftite.
Roughton Gill, Dry Gill, Brandy Gill, and Driggieth mines, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, UK.
25 mm pyromorphite at front. 8 cm hemimorphite at back.
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PostPosted: May 06, 2013 18:55    Post subject: Re: Greens and Blues from the Caldbeck Fells  

Here's an unusual one. Philipsburgite from the Driggith (or Driggeth or Driggieth) Mine.


Philipsburgite 1.jpg
 Description:
Philipsburgite on quartz (ex Ralph Sutcliffe).
Driggith Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, UK.
Field of view is 15 mm, specimen is 55 mm.
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PostPosted: May 07, 2013 01:17    Post subject: Re: Greens and Blues from the Caldbeck Fells  

Here's some ... Bayldonite, Caledonite, Linarite, Malachite, Plumbogummite, Pyromorphite, Rosasite and Apatite. I was surprised how many green and blue Caldbeck samples Ive got, and theres quite a few more Ill add when I get the chance, some are really just locality specimens but theres some good ones lurking in there too.


bayldonite.jpg
 Description:
Bayldonite, Mimetite.
Brandy Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
26 x 25 mm
 Viewed:  27602 Time(s)

bayldonite.jpg



caledonite.jpg
 Description:
Caledonite.
Red Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
4 mm across
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caledonite.jpg



Linarite 1.jpg
 Description:
Linarite.
Red Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
25 x 8 mm
 Viewed:  27585 Time(s)

Linarite 1.jpg



malachite.jpg
 Description:
Malachite.
Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
110 x 60 mm
 Viewed:  27583 Time(s)

malachite.jpg



malachite 2.jpg
 Description:
Malachite.
Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
close up of above sample
 Viewed:  27597 Time(s)

malachite 2.jpg



Mexico Pyro 2.jpg
 Description:
Pyromorphite.
Mexico Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
25 x 20 mm
 Viewed:  27586 Time(s)

Mexico Pyro 2.jpg



plumbogummite.jpg
 Description:
Plumbogummite, Mimetite.
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
FOV 20 x 20 mm approx
 Viewed:  27606 Time(s)

plumbogummite.jpg



rosasite.jpg
 Description:
Rosasite, Hemimorphite and Mimetite.
Roughton Gill mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
17 x 12 mm
 Viewed:  27587 Time(s)

rosasite.jpg



carrock apatite wolframite (3).jpg
 Description:
Apatite, Woframite, Arsenopyrite.
Carrock Mine, Carrock Fell, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
Apatite to 35 mm
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carrock apatite wolframite (3).jpg


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PostPosted: May 07, 2013 03:48    Post subject: Re: Greens and Blues from the Caldbeck Fells  

Hi Nurbo. I really like this combination. plumbogummite.jpg. It is stunning. I never knew that the UK had such nice mineral specimens.
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PostPosted: May 07, 2013 12:57    Post subject: Re: Greens and Blues from the Caldbeck Fells  

Hi Pierre,
Unfortunately the really nice UK pieces are hard to come by,and whenever I see them I realise that unfortunately I'd need to sell my house to own one.

The Scorodite is greener in the flesh than the photo suggests.



0144950001272870156.jpg
 Description:
Pyromorphite Mimetite series
Driggith Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
12 cms max dimension
 Viewed:  27171 Time(s)

0144950001272870156.jpg



0163990001272870318.jpg
 Description:
Pyromorphite Mimetite series
Driggith Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
12 cms max dimension (overall size)
 Viewed:  27179 Time(s)

0163990001272870318.jpg



0931700001272870273.jpg
 Description:
Pyromorphite Mimetite series
Driggith Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
12 cms max dimension (overall size)
 Viewed:  27195 Time(s)

0931700001272870273.jpg



DSCF7318.JPG
 Description:
Pyromorphite, Mimetite, Chrysocolla, Plumbogummite. Malachite
Roughton Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
90 x 55 mm
 Viewed:  27196 Time(s)

DSCF7318.JPG



DSCF7319.JPG
 Description:
Hemimorphite.
Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
45 x 38 mm
 Viewed:  27183 Time(s)

DSCF7319.JPG



DSCF7320.JPG
 Description:
Pyromorphite.
Mexico Mine. Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
25 x 20 mm
 Viewed:  27215 Time(s)

DSCF7320.JPG



DSCF7323.JPG
 Description:
Linarite
Red Gill mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
15 x 10 mm
 Viewed:  27257 Time(s)

DSCF7323.JPG



DSCF7326.JPG
 Description:
Linarite
Thief Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
25 x 20 mm
 Viewed:  27204 Time(s)

DSCF7326.JPG



DSCF7329.JPG
 Description:
Pyromorphite
Potts Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
20 x 15 mm
 Viewed:  27205 Time(s)

DSCF7329.JPG



DSCF7334.JPG
 Description:
Scorodite.
Deer Hills Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
65 x 40 mm
 Viewed:  27198 Time(s)

DSCF7334.JPG



DSCF7336.JPG
 Description:
Scorodite.
Deer Hills Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
65 x 40 mm (overall size)
 Viewed:  27200 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 07, 2013 18:52    Post subject: Re: Greens and Blues from the Caldbeck Fells  

Excellent selection of specimens, nurbo. Thank you for sharing them. I had forgotten about the apatites (have you seen one with good terminations?) and had not seen scorodite from there before.
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