2.95" Fluorite and Galena on Fossil Coral (Actinocyathus) - Rogerley Mine

 
 
Here is a very unique, 2.95" cluster of Rogerley fluorite that formed in association with galena, collected from the famed Rogerley Mine in County Durham, England. A truly unique feature of this specimen is the fossil coral that can be seen within the matrix when viewing the specimen from the underside and along one side. We've had hundreds of Rogerly fluorite specimens and this is the first one we've had with fossil coral in the surrounding rock.

This particular kind of fluorite is unique in that it will actually fluoresce a beautiful purple-blue color in just natural light alone! Under short and long wave UV, these crystals fluoresce a vibrant purple color.

The Rogerley Mine is located in the historic Weardale mining District of Northern England. First discovered in the early 1970's, the Rogerley Mine is the only mine in all of Britain to be worked on a commercial scale in the name of collecting crystallized mineral specimens. Since the summer of 1999, UK Mining Ventures has operated the Rogerley Mine on a seasonal basis, producing many fine, well crystallized specimens of green fluorite. The Rogerley is considered some of the finest fluorites in the world and much of it has incredible fluorescence.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorite, Galena & Actinocyathus floriformis (Coral)
LOCATION
Rogerley Mine, County Durham, England
SIZE
2.95" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#132988