fluorescent FLUORITE with SIDERITE - Hilton Mine, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
Fluorite crystals with brown Siderite aggregates on them. Excellent fluorescent response on the Fluorite - deep violet-blue SW and brilliant blue under LW UV.
The locality lies on the grounds of a military firing range, access to the site is limited, the mine is closed and no longer accessible - underground collecting is prohibited.
from Hilton Mine, Scordale, Hilton / Murton, Escarpment District, Eden, North Pennines, South Eastern Region (Westmorland), Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
Measures approximately 3 x 2 x 1.75 inch, 13.72 oz / 76 x 51 x 44 mm, 389g
this specimen is featured on mindat, minID: 706-415
Price: 1500.00 USD
Item # A2191213
To show the fluorescent response the specimen was illuminated using 6 watt 254nm (Short Wave) / 366nm (Long Wave) UVGL-58 lamp (you need a proper UV light source to observe the fluorescence, more powerful lamp = brighter response).