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Fluorite, Galena - Hilton Mine, Appleby-in-Westmoreland, Cumbria Co. GB.


On this aesthetic miniature specimen are yellowish Fluorite cubes up to 7 mm on the edge together with Galena on a lustrous quartz matrix.


Galena was recovered from the veins in the limestone in the north-east of England in the county of Westmore, near the small town of Hilton, as early as 1824. Since 1963 the mine has been out of operation, but was left open, so that in the 60's and 70's excellent honey to golden yellow fluorites with up to 2.5 cm on the edge could be found.

Good specimens from the Hilton Mine are rare, as underground collecting has been strictly prohibited since the 1970s because of the danger of collapse.

Fluorite, galena - Hilton Mine, Cumbria Co. GB

SKU: 21.02.017 
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  • Size

    5.4 cm x 3.2

  • Locality

    Hilton Mine, Appleby-in-Westmoreland, Cumbria Co. GB

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