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A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria
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PostPosted: May 28, 2017 16:20    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria  

thanks, Jordi. I've been field collecting in northern England for about 50 years and have a quite extensive knowledge of locations. I'll add to the database as and when I get the time.
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PostPosted: May 28, 2017 16:54    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria  

The Bigrigg Mine is a legend...


Calcite - Bigrigg Mine_Bigrigg_West Cumberland Iron Field_former Cumberland_Cumbria_United Kingdom.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Bigrigg Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 11.8 × 8.4 × 6.7 cm
 Description:
Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Bigrigg Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: Main crystal size: 2.8 × 1.7 cm
 Description:
Detail
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PostPosted: Jun 05, 2017 19:08    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria  

I just bought this piece. Love the form and zoning. From what I've seen, zoned specimens are harder to come by from this locale. Condition could be better so I got quite a steep discount off their asking price :)


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 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.5 cm
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 Viewed:  12529 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.5 cm
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PostPosted: Jun 05, 2017 23:56    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria  

Unfortunately, "Cumberland" is, for the most part, now part of the modern county of Cumbria, not Northumberland. If the location is correct, it should be posted on that thread, not this one.
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PostPosted: Jun 06, 2017 04:53    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria  

Jesse Fisher wrote:
Unfortunately, "Cumberland" is, for the most part, now part of the modern county of Cumbria, not Northumberland. If the location is correct, it should be posted on that thread, not this one.

Thanks Jesse. Moved to this right place ("A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria")
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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2017 10:51    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria  

Mimetite (Campylite) with minor anglesite (?) from Dry Gill


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 Mineral: Mimetite
 Locality:
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 12x9x5 cm overall size
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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2017 11:02    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria  

Another pyromorphite from Roughton Gill. Not a stunning specimen, but nice provenance.


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 Mineral: Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 8x5x2 cm overall size
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PostPosted: Jan 03, 2018 23:37    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria  

A nicely unoxidized specimen of galena and ankerite from Smallcleugh, Nenthead.


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 Mineral: Galena, Ankerite
 Locality:
Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor District, North Pennines Orefield, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 8x6x3 cm overall size
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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2018 08:25    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria  

Nice specimen, Pard! Is that a new addition? Are you already blowing through your Tucson reserves? Ha!

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PostPosted: Jan 05, 2018 12:26    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria  

Another Nenthead specimen. Fluorite is less common in the Alston Moor mines than in Weardale, just to the east in Co. Durham. The Jug Vein accessed by the Brownley Hill Mine is known for amber/yellow fluorite, however. This one is in the form of a stalactite-like column. The specimen likely dates from the late 19th century.


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 Mineral: Fluorite with Ankerite
 Locality:
Brownley Hill Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor District, North Pennines Orefield, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 10x5x5 cm overall size
 Description:
The Brownley Hill Mine is occasionally called "Bromley Hill" but they are the same place.
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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2018 13:12    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria  

A nice Frizington barite/baryte found at the recent Tucson show. A couple of former collection numbers are on the back, but as is often the case, no historical labels accompanied the specimen.


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 Mineral: Barite, Dolomite, Hematite
 Locality:
Frizington, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 7x6x4 cm overall size
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PostPosted: Mar 04, 2018 03:33    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria  

Jesse, thanks for your contributions, I really love all of your recently posted specimens, just TOO great :-)
Here's another classic specimen from Cumbria that should not miss in this thread, even more because I think I managed to take a good photo:



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 Mineral: Dolomite, Hematite
 Locality:
Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: Specimen size 12 cm, largest dolomite crystals 7 mm
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PostPosted: Mar 06, 2018 18:48    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria  

Witherite from the Nentsberry Haggs Mine, near Nenthead, Alston Moor. Much of the witherite from this mine has been at least partially pseudomorphed by barite, and is possibly the case with this specimen.


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 Mineral: Witherite
 Locality:
Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Nent Valley, Alston Moor District, North Pennines Orefield, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 9x6x6 cm overall size.
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PostPosted: Mar 13, 2019 08:33    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria  

Some secondary minerals from the Caldbeck Fells


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 Mineral: Baryte & mimetite
 Locality:
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: field of view 20 mm
 Description:
Secondary baryte crystals on quartz along with a single mimetite crystal & manganese oxides.
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PostPosted: Mar 13, 2019 08:38    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria  

A Lake District pyromorphite


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 Mineral: Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Force Crag Mine, Braithwaite, Keswick, Allerdale District, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 40 mm x 35 mm x 30 mm FOV 40 mm.
 Description:
Brown, subtly colour-zoned hexagonal prisms of pyromorphite on corroded galena & quartz.
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PostPosted: Mar 13, 2019 08:48    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria  

A Caldbeck Fells arsenopyrite


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 Mineral: Arsenopyrite
 Locality:
Carrock Mine, Smith vein, Carrock Fell, Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: Crystal 25 mm across
 Description:
Arsenopyrite crystal perched on a larger crystal. Specimen was treated by the dealer I obtained it from with acid to remove enclosing calcite.
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PostPosted: Mar 13, 2019 09:28    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria  

A Lake District calcite I repatriated a few years ago


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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Greenside Mine, Patterdale, Eden District, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 100 mm x 55 mm x 50 mm
 Description:
Galena crystals almost completely encrusted by a mass of six sided calcite prisms which are terminated by low rhombohedra. There are a few small white baryte crystals with a scattering of tiny galena crystals also present on the specimen.
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 Mineral: Baryte, Calcite
 Locality:
Greenside Mine, Patterdale, Eden District, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: Field of view 25 mm
 Description:
Baryte crystals on calcite with a sprinkling of tiny galena crystals
 Viewed:  7050 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 13, 2019 10:00    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria  

Most are familiar with the Hilton Mine as a source of yellow and amber-colored fluorite. Not as well known is the Murton Mine, located adjacent to the Hilton at the hear of Scordale Beck, along the Western Escarpment of the North Pennines. The Murton was worked for barium ore (both baryte and witherite) during the 19th and early 20th centuries, but specimens in old collections are scarce. This is the only fluorite I have encountered from the mine. The presence of mimetite (fine-grained green stuff at the top of the specimen) is unusual for the North Pennines, though common to the west in the Caldbeck Fells area.


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 Mineral: Fluorite with Mimetite
 Locality:
Murton Mine, Scordale, Hilton, North Pennines Orefield, former Westmorland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 6x6x4 cm overall size
 Description:
Fluorite with mimetite, Murton Mine, Scordale Beck, Cumbria (formerly Westmorland).
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