A beautiful pink fluorite crystal bed plated with quartz from Weardale, Durham, UK. Fluorite 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. The history of fluorspar mining in the region began in 1882 and finally finished in 1999, with the closure of the Frazer Hush Mine. This particular specimen displays a bed of pale pink cubic crystals, many of which are coated with small white quartz crystal beds. The sample weighs roughly 260 grams and measures approximately 11 x 5 x 3.5 cm. This piece is supplied with an information label and is a must have for any serious British mineral collector.