- Witherite With Alstonite
- Small Cabinet, 7.3 x 7.0 x 6.1 cm
- Fallowfield Mine, Hexham, Northumberland, England
- Ex. Eric Asselborn; Lindsay Greenbank
This large display specimen showcases a superb, 5.5 cm-long lustrous and translucent, milky-white crystal of witherite perched atop. The termination does exhibit very minor bruising but this looks to me old wear, only, and is hard to see. Along with the specimen comes an old late-1800s century label from the dealership of Boubee, Paris. These English witherites are significant for the species, and such large and isolated crystals are uncommon. As a bonus, this specimen is richly associated with the rare species alstonite, from this co-type locality. This was formerly exchanged out to the (well-noted) Eric Asselborn collection, much of which I also purchased a few years ago.