3.2" Galena and Green Fluorite - Diana Maria Mine, England

This 3.2" wide specimen features galena crystals naturally associated with small green fluorite crystals, collected from the Diana Maria Mine in England. Under long and shortwave ultraviolet light, the fluorite crystals exhibit a vibrant purple fluorescence.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Galena is a lead based mineral that is in fact the primary ore of lead, and has been used for its lead content for thousands of years. Galena typically displays a gray metallic luster and forms cubes or octahedral crystals. The chemical composition of galena is PbS.

While galena will not pose a health hazard by sitting on the shelf, or even from casual handling, we suggest washing hands following handling due to the lead content of the mineral.

The Diana Maria mine is a part of the Rogerley quarry in County Durham, England. It began as a surface mining operation in 2017, and graduated into tunneling operations in 2018. Several pockets of breathtaking fluorite specimens have been discovered within the mine, including Graeber Jones, Snowstorm, Green Hill, Emerald Peaks, Heavy Metal, Purple Haze, and many more. Many of these pockets helped to establish new standards for the quality of Rogerley fluorite.

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.
FOR SALE
$35
DETAILS
SPECIES
Galena & Fluorite
LOCATION
Diana Maria Mine, Rogerley Quarry, Weardale, Durham, England
SIZE
Specimen: 3.2 x 2.8
CATEGORY
ITEM
#235388