Aragonite, Hematite
Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 5.7 x 4.0 cm
Richard Barstow was a well-known English dealer, collector and field collector. This very fine, ununusual, old-time piece is from the Florence Mine at Egremont. Stacked, brecciated, hematite fragments are coated and cemented with calcite. One side is beautifully accented with scattered balls of aragonite needles, while the other side is richly coated with scintillating, metallic, hematite flakes called specularite. Classic combination material from this historic locale. Ex. Richard Barstow Collection.