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Alstonite (Co-Type Locality) Dr. S. Moreton Coll. viewBack to NEW YEAR'S MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS:
featuring NEW FINDS, OLD CLASSICS, GEM CRYSTALS and RARE SPECIES - ends Thursday Jan 3rd, 2019

High Cross Vein, Brownley Hill Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England
  • Starting Time:12/20/2018 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/3/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:4.4 x 3.2 x 2.1 cm
  • Size Description:Miniature

Description:Alstonite is a rare Ba-carbonate and this rich cute miniature is from the famous Co-Type Locality - the Brownley Hill Mine in Alston Moor. The matrix is covered with a dense forest of lustrous snow-white pseudohexagonal spikes with well-striated satin lustre faces. The crystals reach about 9 mm and are good sized crystals for the rare species and locale. This historic old lead, then zinc mine operated until 1936. Choice and excellent material from the Dr. Stephen Moreton Collection and collected in 1993.

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