Caldbeck Fells, Cumberland, England
Cabinet, 9.5 x 4.7 x 3.9 cm
Ex. Rice Northwest Museum
This historic locality piece features a 2-cm open vug with some of the gemmiest, glassiest, most breath-takingly beautiful linarite crystals I have ever seen. They are transparent and gemmy, lustrous, and sharp. The large crystal at the right edge of the pocket is 8 mm and well-terminated. Linarite today, from contemporary locales, rarely supercedes this old classic material which is seldom for sale anyways.