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RM2930   Harmotome and calcite

Bellsgrove Quarry, Strontian, Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom

This specimen is a fine sample of harmotome from the Bellsgrove quarry in Scotland, a locality that has produced excellent pieces of this zeolite. On a calcite matrix with honey to greenish tones, several richly faceted crystals of harmotome are disposed. Between transparent and translucent, and of a remarkable size for the species. Exploitation of a notable baryte vein (Strontian Main) destroyed the Middleshop mines and was renamed as Strontian Barytes Mine, now called as Bellsgrove Quarry. It is accompanied by the seller's label.

 


Size: 8 x 4.7 x 4.7 cm
Main crystal: 10 mm.

Ex. Erich Laskowski col.


 

RM1901   Brewsterite-Sr

Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom

Brewsterite belongs to the group of zeolites, but it is an unusual species. This specimen comes from the type locality for the species. The sample is partially covered with prismatic crystals, transparent to translucent (a wonder under magnifying glass), very defined and forming aesthetic aggregates.


Found in ±2009

 
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