Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 4.8 x 3.5 cm
Fallowfield Mine, Hexham, Northumberland, England
Ex. Lindsay Greenbank
Arguably, the world's finest witherites come from Northern England. This fine example hosts a robust and well-formed 6.5 cm long, translucent, milky-white crystal. It is unusual to find such well-preserved, finely displayable witherite crystals standing straigh tup. Also, most have inclusions that make them gray, beige, or offcolor. This is a ghostly and pure white, very dramatic! Minor white alstonite is at the base of the specimen. Ex. USNHM (Smithsonian) collection and ex Ralph Sutcliffe colllection in 1991; label included. It is illustrated in the book, Minerals of Northern England, shown on page 99. A significant and displayable specimen. Joe Budd photo, atop