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|1072  Hausmannite with Rhodochrosite|
Bigrigg Mine [Wyndham Pit], Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
small-cabinet 8.5 x 5.1 x 3.1
ex. Sir Aurthur Russell
The only one I have ever known to exist from this locality (well known for wonderful Calcites), a specimen with a few sharp rhombohedhal Rhodochrosite crystals to 5mm, on a matrix consisting mostly of coarsly intermixed, massive Haussmanite and Calcite(?). There is a 1.5 cm region exhibiting very lustrous, sharp, black Haussmanite crystals to 3mm and adjacant to the best and largest Rhodo. One might muse about making a thumbnail of it...
Except that this specimen was collected by Sir Author Russel in May of 1938, as witnessed by his own handwritten label.
No trimming on this one, I think.
Label: Sir Aurther Russel collection, handwritten by Russell
A small machine printed label "CCDD1524" is affixed, apparently the Crystal Classics stock number.label
created: 2015-04-12 16:31:02; modified: 2017-01-26 14:31:42