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Calcite, UK (United Kingdom)

Posted by Rock Currier  
avatar Calcite, UK (United Kingdom)
April 06, 2009 08:28AM
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Can you help make this a better article? What good localities have we missed? Can you supply pictures of better specimens than those we show here? Can you give us more and better information about the specimens from these localities? Can you supply better geological or historical information on these localities?

CalciteCaCO3 trigonal

Here will go a good picture of a calcite specimen from the UK and general remarks about the calcite from the UK. Here are some url's to some of the better UK calcite specimens here on Mindat that can be considered for inclusion in the article. These, in most cases are just for temporary use until we can get images of the much better specimens that are almost certainly out there. We should also consider that there are probably localities out there with fine specimens that are not even mentioned on Mindat. Also in some instances there are sometimes pictures on Mindat, of specimens from a locality, but they were so ratty that I did not include them here, but there may also be really good specimens from there that we should talk about in this article.

CalciteUnited Kingdom
Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-111769.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-19027.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-90268.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Boltsburn Mine, Rookhope District, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-5431.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Frazer's Hush Mine, Rookhope District, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-29062.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-90273.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Cambokeels Mine (Cammock Isle Mine; Cumnock Isle Mine; Cammock Eals Mine), Westgate, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-4942.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Cambokeels Mine (Cammock Isle Mine; Cumnock Isle Mine; Cammock Eals Mine), Westgate, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-26170.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-26174.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-26178.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-86950.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-115467.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Heights Mine, Westgate, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-34016.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-86951.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-7539.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-36327.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Greystones Quarry, Lezant, Callington District, Cornwall, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-130841.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Wheal Wrey, St Ive, Menheniot Area, Liskeard District, Cornwall, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-6089.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
New Rosewarne Mine, Carnhell Green, Gwinear, St Erth - Gwithian Area, Cornwall, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-12542.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Botallack - Pendeen Area, St Just District, Cornwall, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-27218.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-86359.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-13907.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-35091.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-60784.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-52299.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Alston Moor District, North Pennines, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-144788.html



Rotherhope Fell Mine (Rodderup Fell Mine), Black Burn Area, Alston Moor District, North Pennines, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-2294.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Nent Valley, Alston Moor District, North Pennines, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-11530.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Brownley Hill Mine (Bloomsberry Horse Level), Nenthead, Alston Moor District, North Pennines, North and Western


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-9405.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-17729.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-27235.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor District, North Pennines, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-26357.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor District, North Pennines, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-28888.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-23313.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-17997.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-161662.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-90271.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Tynebottom Mine, Garrigill, South Tynedale, Alston Moor District, North Pennines, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-157322.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-170584.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-1086.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-152007.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-76408.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-90261.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Pallaflat Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-5704.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-22545.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-86949.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-86957.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-118167.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Wyndham Mines, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-54471.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-119176.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-106202.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-93733.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-21369.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-20195.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-39494.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-48816.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-87658.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-8949.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-23910.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-38232.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-86955.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-174604.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-178744.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-71088.html



CalciteUnited Kingdom
Gillfoot Park & Helder Mines, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-134254.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Ullcoats Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Frizington, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-90263.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-145274.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-185425.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-188415.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-209976.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Parkside Mine, Frizington, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Stank Mine, Barrow, South Western Region (Furness), Cumbria, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-6355.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-86961.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-94232.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-90267.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-166420.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-168700.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-180766.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Deep Rake, Hassop, Derbyshire, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-158184.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Matlock, Derbyshire, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-104944.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Ivy Scar, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Pennines, North Yorkshire, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-15770.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Wetgrooves Mine (Wetgroves Mine), Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Pennines, North Yorkshire, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-18016.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-23303.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
St Peter's Mine, Sparty Lea, East Allendale, North Pennines, Northumberland, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-17262.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Torr Works Quarry (Merehead Quarry), Cranmore, Somerset, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-5293.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Hampstead Farm Quarry, Chipping Sodbury District, South Gloucestershire (Bristol; Avon), England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-3143.html



Yate Quarry, Yate, Chipping Sodbury District, South Gloucestershire (Bristol; Avon), England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-36250.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Marsden Quarry, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-29629.html







CalciteUnited Kingdom
Craighill Quarry, Ballyclare, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-205713.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-165368.html



CalciteUnited Kingdom
New Glencrieff Mine (Wanlockhead Mine; East and West branch of New Glencrieff Vein), Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway (Dumfries-shire), Scotland, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-20193.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Bellsgrove Quarry (Strontian Barytes Mine; Middleshop mine), Strontian, North West Highlands (Argyllshire), Scotland, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-13867.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Clashgorm Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands (Argyllshire), Scotland, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-16261.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-23431.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands (Argyllshire), Scotland, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-1758.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Clyde river, Cardross, Strathclyde (Argyllshire), Scotland, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-23258.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Loanhead Quarry, Beith, Strathclyde (Ayrshire), Scotland, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-3062.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-7725.html



CalciteUnited Kingdom
Cregiau Quarry, Creigiau, Cardiff (Mid Glamorgan; Glamorgan), Wales, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-6901.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Taff's Well Quarry, Taff's Well, Cardiff (Mid Glamorgan; Glamorgan), Wales, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-7388.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-168644.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-2926.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-2927.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-2923.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Ton Mawr Quarry, Taff's Well, Cardiff (Mid Glamorgan; Glamorgan), Wales, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-87861.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-87862.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Blaengwynlais Quarry, Bwlch-y-cwm, Cardiff (South Glamorgan; Glamorgan), Wales, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-2658.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-1866.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Parc Mine (Gwydyr Park Consols), Llanrwst, Gwydyr Forest area, Conwy (Gwynedd; Caernarvonshire), Wales, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-6891.html


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Gwynfynydd Mine (Gwyn Mine; Morgan Mine; Mount Morgan Mine; British Gold Fields), Ganllwyd, Dolgellau Gold


CalciteUnited Kingdom
Belt, Gwynedd (Merionethshire), Wales, UK
http://www.mindat.org/photo-12520.html



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Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 12/29/2012 07:55AM by Rock Currier.
avatar Re: Calcite, UK (United Kingdom)
May 15, 2009 07:06PM
    
Rock

Ladywash Mine in the Peak district, Derbyshire ought to be included here. It produced some fine calcites, often honey coloured

ian
avatar Re: Calcite, UK (United Kingdom)
May 15, 2009 07:46PM
Ian, Can we get some pictures of the stuff and do you know someone who can tell us about the calcite from there and the locality?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Calcite, UK (United Kingdom)
May 18, 2009 02:07PM
    
Rock

it's already in mindat http://www.mindat.org/loc-1493.html together with a number of pictures

Ladywash was a fluorite mine, but also worked the associated barytes lead and zinc. it worked the Hucklow Edge vein and associated veins until its closure in 1979. It closed, not because its ore reserves were exhausted, but due to a combination of problems associated with the underground working practices then employed, economic factors involving the the 220m deep shaft only having a 1 tonne hoisting capacity, and subsidence occurring in the Hucklow Edge escarpment.

The deposit was again worked via a decline driven from the site of the old Milldam Mine on the edge of Great Hucklow village that allowed the use of modern wheeled machinery to improve the economic viability of mining. Production began in 1991 at the point where work within the Ladywash Mine had ceased in 1979 and continued until 1999.

ian
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