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30421: Fluorite, Galena, and Calcite - Was $24   Now $10
Diana Maria Mine, Rogerley Quarry, Stanhope, County Durham, England
Miniature - 4.6 x 4.3 x 3.6 cm
110 grams
Fluorescent (LW/SW)
Specimen status: Reserved
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Specimens from the Diana Maria Mine are quite similar to those of the nearby Rogerley Mine, with the most notable difference being the presence of calcite or aragonite coatings on Diana Maria Mine specimens. This example features numerous translucent to transparent, light emerald green fluorite cubes having white inclusions (these may be microscopic air bubbles). The fluorites reach 1.1 cm, and glow purple under shortwave UV, and a brilliant blue under longwave UV. Also present we find slightly corroded and cleaved galena, mostly hidden the partial coating of dirty white, microcrystalline calcite. (This calcite can easily be removed if you find it distracting.) A very typical mineral species association specimen for the locality. Sits nicely for display without additional support. Ignoring the usual edge and back issues the overall condition is excellent.

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