Mimetite (Var: Campylite), Baryte
Small Cabinet, 8.1 x 6.7 x 4.4 cm
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
A superb example of this classic mimetite varietal, once known by the local name Campylite in the mid-1800s. This material, which typically has an orangey to brick red color, is one of the most classic lead species found in the north of England. This particular piece is notable for its high luster, its rich color which is more vibrant than usual, and a small association with baryte for accent. Ex. Ernie Schlichter Collection.