Witherite, Barite (174)

Location

Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Alston, Cumbria, UK

Size

8,0 x 5,0 x 3,7 cm

Description

These strange replacement pseudomorphs are extremely rare, and usually rather unattractive and dull. This, however, is a rather elegant specimen of stark white, sharply hexagonal witherite that have been replaced by barite now. These are old specimens , generally 19th century and early 1900s material. Seldom do you see even a reference example for sale, let alone such an aesthetic, display-quality piece. Small Barite is attachted. Discovered in the 2nd Sun Vein of the mine, as seen on old label. Undamaged.

Price

650 Euro

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