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Classic Minerals of Northern England

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The Mineralogical Record Bookstore: Classic Minerals of Northern England - Wendell E. Wilson (editor)

Softcover, 148 pages
2010
Published by Mineralogical Record
Dimensions 8.2 x 10.8 (inches)
Price $25.00

Classic Minerals of Northern England

by Wendell E. Wilson (editor)

This special supplement to the January-February 2010 issue is devoted to the mines and minerals of northern England, an area that many American collectors are not especially familiar with. And yet, it is a region containing many famous localities—names that resonate with collectors but have carried a certain mystery.

Illustrated in color with over 100 superb specimens from the uniquely comprehensive and well-documented collection of Lindsay and Patricia Greenbank, this book documents enough detailed background, history and mineralogical information to qualify as an important reference work for the serious collector. Maps, crystal drawings, old historic specimen labels, and 40 locality photos old and new give life and depth to the story.

Chapters cover:

The Caldbeck Fells District (Dry Gill, Roughton Gill, etc.)
The Force Crag Mine
The Boulby Mine (boracite crystals)
The Alston Moor District
The Weardale District (many classic fluorite occurrences)
The Fallowfield Mine (witherite)
The Hilton Mine (yellow fluorite)
The West Cumbrian Orefield (Biggrig, Frizington, etc.)
The Stank Mine (classic calcite specimens)

Also included are biographical notes on 22 prominent collectors and dealers who handled specimens now in the Greenbank collection.

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