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A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Devon
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PostPosted: Oct 05, 2013 12:37    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Devon  

Wavellite from High Down Quarry Filleigh, the type location, from where it was first described in 1805. Also a variscite from there.

Although High Down was the first recoded British occurrence of variscite, where it was reported only in 1964, it was actually illustrated in 1805 together with wavellite in Sowerby's British Minerals (Vol 2 - plate 134), but not then recognised as being different.



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Highdown Quarry, Filleigh, Devon, England, UK.
Radiating balls of wavellite crystals to 12mm diameter. Collected in 1979
 Viewed:  7984 Time(s)

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Wavellite to 18mm diameter. Collected in 1986
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Variscite
Variscite balls, 2mm diameter. Ex Arthur Scoble collection.
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PostPosted: Nov 24, 2013 08:59    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Devon  

Fluorite and Topaz


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Fluorite on Albite
Lundy Island, Devon, England, UK
Specimen 20mm across
Purple fluorite crystal (8 x 8 x 6mm) on albite (var. cleavelandite). The fluorite 'cube' has corner modifications.
 Viewed:  7760 Time(s)

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Fluorite on Albite
Lundy Island, Devon, England, UK
Specimen 20mm across
Same specimen as above.
 Viewed:  7725 Time(s)

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Fluorite on Albite and Smoky Quartz
Lundy Island, Devon, England, UK
Specimen 24mm x 14mm tall
A similar specimen to the previous, the purple fluorite 'cube' is slightly smaller, also slightly etched and with corner modifications. There is a tiny (1mm) topaz crystal just below on the right of the fluorite crystal; interestingly under the microscope it appears to have a purple fluorite crystal included within!
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Fluorite, Topaz, Microcline, Smoky Quartz, Albite.
Lundy Island, Devon, England, UK
60mm x 58mm x 21mm
A real mixture of minerals from a small pegmatitic pocket in the granite. The purple fluorite takes the form of an elongated cube with one face 16mm long, though not without damage.
Topaz crystal lying flat on the microcline is 8 x 4mm.
The tiny little 'starbursts' of black acicular crystals on the micrcline - I'm fairly certain these are tourmaline var. schorl.
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Fluorite, Topaz, Microcline, Smoky Quartz, Albite.
Lundy Island, Devon, England, UK
60mm x 58mm x 21mm
Close up of the above specimen showing the 8mm topaz crystal and the black radiating schorl? crystals. The schorl seems to be partly included within the microcline as well as the smoky quartz and the topaz!
 Viewed:  7741 Time(s)

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Fluorite, Topaz, Microcline, Smoky Quartz, Albite.
Lundy Island, Devon, England, UK
60mm x 58mm x 21mm
More magnified view of the above specimen. Topaz crystal 8 x 4mm and approx. 2mm thick.
All these collected from a sea-level locality on the island, several years ago.
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PostPosted: Nov 24, 2013 09:54    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Devon  

Jealous Mike, I never found any fluorite there.

Here is a bustamite, collected 1983, from the British Rail quarry at Meldon.



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Bustamite
Meldon Quarry, Oakhampton, Devon. England, UK
90x50mm
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PostPosted: May 09, 2016 20:02    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Devon  

A lovely old Beer Alston fluorite on quartz, likely early 19th century. Now in the Russell collection, NHM, London. Probably from the same find as Ian's.


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 Mineral: Fluorite, Quartz
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Bere Alston Mines, Bere Ferrers, Tavistock, Devon, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: Approximately 15 cm across
 Description:
 Viewed:  5965 Time(s)

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 Mineral: fluorite, quartz
 Locality:
Bere Alston Mines, Bere Ferrers, Tavistock, Devon, England / United Kingdom
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A close-up of the previous specimen.
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PostPosted: May 12, 2016 11:29    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Devon  

Jesse Fisher wrote:
A lovely old Beer Alston fluorite on quartz
VERY lovely!!!
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