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Apophyllite With Gyrolite & Thomsonite

Item No:  PCZ199472  



Apophyllite With Gyrolite & Thomsonite for sale
Maxwell Quarries, Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: H:9cm x W:6.5cm x D:4cm

Description
This specimen of fluorapophyllite-(K) crystals (up to 1.3 cm on an edge) with gyrolite and pale pinkish thomsonite comes from Maxwell's Quarry, Scottstown, Ballymena. This is a location that I collected from extensively and exclusively at the time (according to the quarry manager), about 15 years ago. Health and safety considerations eventually prompted the management to close it to further collecting activity. Many great specimens were extracted during some of my most memorable field trips. I believe (from the nature of the trimmed base) that this is one of my specimen that has come full circle. My own stocks have dwindled to a few thumbnails over the years so here is a chance to get a good specimen from probably the best apophyllite producing locality in Co. Antrim. A reliable source has informed me that quarry extraction has since moved out of the mineralised area.
Apophyllite With Gyrolite & Thomsonite - Maxwell Quarries, Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom For Sale by Peter Crozier Minerals
Location United Kingdom
Start Price $50.00 NR
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Start 15 Apr 2015 18:30 GMT
End 22 Apr 2015 23:00 GMT
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Seller Peter Crozier Minerals will ship this item within United Kingdom for $6.00. Final shipping costs will be confirmed on invoice.
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