Fluorite – Weardale
£1.50 – £9.50
Fluorite crystal beds on a matrix from the famous Weardale locality in County Durham, UK, specimens exhibit a range of colours from rich greens, to deep purples, calming yellows and crystal clear samples, available in a variety of sizes. These mineral specimens are ideal for collectors, children and educational use, supplied in a card tray with a data label.
Fluorite (also known as fluorspar) crystal beds from the famous British locality, Weardale in County Durham, UK. It is a popular mineral specimen for many, children, teachers, collectors etc, it often forms with a cubic crystal habit with the crystals being a variety of colours and sizes from deep rich purples, vibrant greens, calming yellows and sometimes crystal clear. These particular samples of fluorite crystals on matrix are vary with any of the mentioned colours. The history of fluorspar mining in the region began in 1882 and finally finished in 1999, with the closure of the Frazer Hush Mine. Some good quality specimens are still obtained from Rogerley and Greenlaws mines, but they are purely for the collectors market, often fetching very high prices. Not to detract from the samples we offer, they are of excellent quality, often exhibiting numerous crystals on a bed, while some may show minor damage, they can easily be determined to be fluorite and are excellent fro mineral collectors and for educational use. We can offer the specimens in a range of optional sizes and all will come supplied in a card tray with an information label.