4.9" Rogerley Fluorite & Galena - England (Reduced Price)
Fluorite is a halide mineral comprised of calcium and fluorine, CaF2. The word fluorite is from the Latin fluo, which means to flow. In 1852 fluorite gave its name to the phenomenon known as fluorescence, or the property of fluorite to glow a different color depending upon the bandwidth of the ultraviolet light it is exposed to.
Galena is the natural mineral form of lead sulfide. It is the most important ore of lead and an important source of silver. Galena is also one of the most abundant and widely distributed sulfide minerals. It crystallizes in the cubic system often showing octahedral forms. It is often associated with the minerals sphalerite, calcite and fluorite.
The Rogerley Mine is located in the historic Weardale mining District of Northern England. First discovered in the early 1970's, the Rogerley Mine is the only mine in all of Britain to be worked on a commercial scale in the name of collecting crystallized mineral specimens. Since the summer of 1999, UK Mining Ventures has operated the Rogerley Mine on a seasonal basis, producing many fine, well crystallized specimens of green fluorite.