Blagill Mine, Nent Valley, Alston Moor District, Cumbria (Cumberland), England (TYPE LOCALITY - 1824)
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm
Truly fine specimens of Barytocalcite, barium calcium carbonate, are extremely rare and I am told all are older than at least several decades (if not over a hundred years old). This is a very showy, large specimen with unusually large and isolated crystals, shooting up in every direction. It is actually, for a lusterless gray-white mineral, not so ugly