Fluorite with Aragonite
"Queen of Green" pocket, Diana Maria Mine, Rogerley Quarry, Stanhope, County Durham, England, UK
Cabinet, 11.3 x 9.3 x 6.8 cm
$1,850.00 Payment Plan Available
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Starting as a limestone aggregate quarry in the 19th century, the Rogerley quarry and what would become the Diana Maria mine, were discovered by collectors Lindsay Greenbank and Mick Sutcliffe in the now abandoned limestone quarry during the early 1970s. Starting in 2017 in the western extension of the Rogerley quarry, a new commercial specimen mine, the Diana Maria mine, started operation on the set of roughly east-west trending mineralized cross-veins. This specimen comes from the new working at the Diana Maria mine, from the Queen of Green pocket. A heavy coating of snowy white aragonite coats all but a baker's dozen of sharp, gemmy green twinned fluorites. The largest gem green fluorite cluster poking through the aragonite measures 3.5 cm across overall; and is very sharp and translucent. Unfortunately, there is some natural damage on the front edge of the largest cube but it is priced accordingly. If you're looking for a more affordable cabinet sized specimen from the new finds, this is a great choice! It is very dramatic and stands out.