English, Scottish, and  Irish Mineral Specimens For Sale


A fine English quartz specimen.     

                              Quartz                                                                            Calcite                                                                            Fluorite and Quartz                                                                         Fluorite


Mineral specimens from the United Kingdom represent some of the most sought after material in the mineral collector's world  Many of the materials from this region of the world are considered classics.  In today's mineral collecting market these specimens are becoming more difficult to get.  Most reach the market thought the redistribution of older collections.  We are proud to  have a good selection of minerals in stock from the U. K.





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OKM-989     Calcite    Egremont, West Cumberland, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This crystal is a classic butterfly twin that is a damage free floated but hoes have obvious natural contacts from other crystals.  The contacts are mostly on one side of the back of the specimen but it does extent to the front, on one side, as well.  Even the small base contact is naturally healed.  It measures 4 cm base to top, 4.2 cm wide and is 1.6 cm thick. It is clear and of a very high luster.  There is a light brown phantom on the left wing of the twin.  $480








OKO-714      Calcite, Quartz, Dolomite and Sulfide     Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis. This specimen is a plate that measures 9.5 x 7.4 x 2 cm.  It has "bogotá style" calcites to 2 cm each on lustrous, clear quartz with small clusters of the other minerals.  The sulfide is likely pyrite. No damage and it is crystallized on backside, as well.  $95







OKO-647        Witherite with Alstonite    RESERVED      Alston Moor, Cumbria, England.   Ex. Bill Metropolis.  Another classic specimen!  This fine piece measures 7 x 5 x 4 cm.  It appears to be a witherite crystal coated by platy alstonite crystals over almost all of its surface.  No damage but it has some edge contacts.  $150







OKO-645      Mimetite (variety Campyllite)    Dry Gill, England.  This fine English classic measures 5.6 x 2.6 x 1.6 cm.  Large crystals compose the piece but there are several chips as seen.  $40







OKO-639      Pharmocosiderite     Burdell Gill, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  There is a 4 cm, centrally positioned vug in this specimen with a nice coating of pharmocosiderite crystals lining it.  The specimen measures 10 x 5.8 x 5.4 cm.  No damage.  $150






OKO-634      Witherite with Sphalerite and Barite      Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Nentsberry, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This is a very unusual ball of witherite with small fragments of brecciated limestone, sphalerite crystals and barite on its surface.  5.5 x 4.4 x 4.2 cm.  Excellent condition with a couple small base contacts.  $175







OKO-635      Sphalerite     Nenthead, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This piece is made of complex sphalerites all intergrown in a 9.4 x 5 x 3.2 cm plate.  There is no damage to the specimen.  $60







OKO-636      Barite      Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This fine specimen is a domical cluster of barite blades that form an aesthetic rosette.  7.5 x 6.3 x 4.5 cm.  The crystals are transparent to translucent and higher in luster than the images indicate.  One crystal on very end is chipped (small cleave).  This is actually excellent condition for one of these classics.  Very fine piece.  $195







OKN-802      Hematite      Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumberland, England.  Ex. Harold Dibble Collection.  This specimen measures 10.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm and is domical in shape.  Well lit the upper surfaces sparkle from micro crystallization.  No damage to this fine, classic example.  $60







OKO-377    Calcite and Analcime    Croft Quarry, Croft, Leicestershire, England.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A lustrous, domical piece with attractive translucent and transparent crystals.  3.1 x 1.9 x 1.7 cm.  No damage.  $25







OKO-649       Barite     Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This 6.6 x 5.5 x 3.6 cm cluster is a damage free piece that has two sides of equal beauty.  No damage anywhere and only a small edge of contact that is it's base.  Very translucent milky /cream colored crystals of typical bladed form.  Could use more cleaning with iron removal product so it is priced accordingly.  Excellent example of this classic material.  $70








OKO-650       Barite     Freiberg, England. Ex. Bill Metropolis.  Here is a beautiful cluster of tabular barite crystals forming a hemispherical dome.  8.5 x 6.7 x 4.5 cm overall.  It has high luster, attachments of what looks like calcite or quartz coated b barite, and minor sulfides.  This kind of classic European material is not often available to acquire at this kind of price.   $225







OKO-651       Galena, Dolomite, Quartz, Sphalerite      Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor District, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  Another classic piece of English mineralogy!  This plate measures 7.7 x 6.1 x 3.1 cm overall.  This is a fine, damage-free, domical plate with galena cubes modified by octahedra.  Fine patina but, it also has flash created by its quartz druse matrix and minor coatings.  This piece is better in person having a historic look, as it should, but also the ability to catch the eye with it's aesthetics!  $175







OKO-652       Mimetite (variety Campylite) on Quartz      Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  Classic... this is an aesthetic example (my photos are way to dark, the piece is bright and attractive), that measures 5.3 x 5 x 3.8 cm.  A couple chipped quartz crystal but, all the mimetites are complete, well formed, large (to over a cm each) and damage free.  The piece can be displayed different several ways quite nicely.  This price is a real bargain for this material.  $135







OKO-653       Fluorite      Weardale, Durham, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This is rather uncommon for this classic fluorite county.  Clear fluorite!  This fine plate of fluorites is 9.2 x 6.2 x 2.8 cm in size with crystals to 1.7 cm on edge.  The large twin on the edge of the plate is a thing of beauty with one of the crystals being tabular.  The crystals are transparent and of good luster.  I see only two tiny dings and can only find them under magnification, so the piece displays as if it were totally damage free.  FLUORESCENT red in SW and even brighter red/purple in LW UV light.  An excellent piece in so many ways.   $180







OKO-655    Calcite on Quartz    Weardale, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This specimen has light green calcites on white to clear quartz crystals.  It measures 6.1 x 5.2 x 1.8 cm.  One large quartz on the edge shows breakage.  $85







OKO-656    Calcite     Weardale, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This is an aesthetic cluster that is better in person.  It measures 5.7 x 4 x 2.5 cm.  There is only a thin edge showing a couple tiny points of contact.  No damage and good from any direction or side.  The crystals are clear to slightly milky.  $40







OKO-658    Calcite     Weardale, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This specimen is composed of clear to slightly milky crystals that coat every part of the specimen.  6.5 x 5.4 x 1.3 cm.  No damage.  Only a tiny contact on base/back side.  $55







OKO-659     Galena, Dolomite, Sphalerite, Quartz     Nenthead, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  The aesthetics on this specimen are very nice.  It measures 5.6 x 5.5 x 3.4 cm with crystals to 2.5 cm on edge.  The specimen is domical and the galenas have a fine patina.  No damage.  Classic material.  $80



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