Wednesday 11 July 2012

1818 - Newly Discovered Variety of Green Fluorite, Uncommon Beauty, Remarkable Colour & Phosphorescent Properties

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The beautiful daylight-fluorescent green fluorite crystals from Weardale came to the attention of scientists, mineral collectors and museums with this find in autumn 1818. The location is Whites Level, Middlehope Sheild Mine, Westgate, Weardale, UK. Specimens from the mine grace the mineral collections of  many museums, photos of some privately owned specimens can be found at Mindat

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Trinity fireball

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