Barytocalcite (old - nr. Type Locality with Foote label)

Alston Moor District, Cumbria, England
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 5.2 x 4.2 cm
Start Time: 03/01/2009 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/05/2009 8:00:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A HISTORIC, OLD-TIME specimen of solid, well-crystallized, lustrous and translucent, tan barytocalcite crystals from the Type Locality area of the Alston Moor District of England. This old-timer has a small A.E. Foote label glued to the back of the piece. A.E. Foote was a world-famous mineral dealer, who died in 1895 and this label dates to the 1880-1895 period. This piece also comes with a Warner & Grieger label, prominent California dealers and collectors prior to World War II. This piece was in the John Grieger Collection. Not pretty to look at, but certainly a highly representative and seldom available old-timer of the species and from the Type Locality area. ex. Dennis Mullane Collection

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