Fluorite, Siderite
Cabinet, 10.4 x 6.2 x 6.0 cm
South Cumberland Mine, Eskdale, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
Ex. American Museum of Natural History
This English fluorite specimen came with an index card from 1955 indicating that it was obtained in a swap with the American Museum of Natural History (David Seaman). The crystals, many of them gemmy, measure to about one centimeter, and show wonderful purple color. Siderite has grown on one side of the specimen, and is interspersed with some of the fluorites on the display face as well. Hey, you can tell people you own something that was in the Smithsonian! 10.4 x 6.2 x 6.0 cm (NOTE: The locality is wrong. color and association strongly hint to Weardale)