- Alstonite With Witherite
- Cabinet, 9.7 x 4.1 x 3.7 cm
- Brownley Hill Mine, Alston Moor District, North Pennines, Cumbria, England, UK (TYPE LOCALITY FOR BOTH SPECIES)
This rich specimen dates back to, I would expect, the heyday here in the mid-1800s. It is covered by very sharp, alstonites to 6mm. Atop is a 2-cm cluster of witherite, as well. I think the orange dot atop is the remnant of a very old glue label. In any case, its surprisingly an attractive specimen, although there is some value to the even more attractively prepared, and exhaustively descriptive, old labels!