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Calcite, UK (United Kingdom)

Posted by Rock Currier  
avatar Calcite, UK (United Kingdom)
April 06, 2009 07:28AM
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Calcite
CaCO3 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.

Calcite
United Kingdom
Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Boltsburn Mine, Rookhope District, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Frazer's Hush Mine, Rookhope District, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Cambokeels Mine (Cammock Isle Mine; Cumnock Isle Mine; Cammock Eals Mine), Westgate, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Cambokeels Mine (Cammock Isle Mine; Cumnock Isle Mine; Cammock Eals Mine), Westgate, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Heights Mine, Westgate, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Greystones Quarry, Lezant, Callington District, Cornwall, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Wheal Wrey, St Ive, Menheniot Area, Liskeard District, Cornwall, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
New Rosewarne Mine, Carnhell Green, Gwinear, St Erth - Gwithian Area, Cornwall, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Botallack - Pendeen Area, St Just District, Cornwall, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Alston Moor District, North Pennines, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]



Rotherhope Fell Mine (Rodderup Fell Mine), Black Burn Area, Alston Moor District, North Pennines, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Nent Valley, Alston Moor District, North Pennines, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]


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


Calcite
United Kingdom
Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor District, North Pennines, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor District, North Pennines, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Tynebottom Mine, Garrigill, South Tynedale, Alston Moor District, North Pennines, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Pallaflat Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Wyndham Mines, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]



Calcite
United Kingdom
Gillfoot Park & Helder Mines, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]


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


Calcite
United Kingdom
Frizington, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]


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


Calcite
United Kingdom
Stank Mine, Barrow, South Western Region (Furness), Cumbria, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Deep Rake, Hassop, Derbyshire, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Matlock, Derbyshire, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Ivy Scar, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Pennines, North Yorkshire, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Wetgrooves Mine (Wetgroves Mine), Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Pennines, North Yorkshire, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
St Peter's Mine, Sparty Lea, East Allendale, North Pennines, Northumberland, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Torr Works Quarry (Merehead Quarry), Cranmore, Somerset, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Hampstead Farm Quarry, Chipping Sodbury District, South Gloucestershire (Bristol; Avon), England, UK
[www.mindat.org]



Yate Quarry, Yate, Chipping Sodbury District, South Gloucestershire (Bristol; Avon), England, UK
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Marsden Quarry, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England, UK
[www.mindat.org]







Calcite
United Kingdom
Craighill Quarry, Ballyclare, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]



Calcite
United Kingdom
New Glencrieff Mine (Wanlockhead Mine; East and West branch of New Glencrieff Vein), Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway (Dumfries-shire), Scotland, UK
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Bellsgrove Quarry (Strontian Barytes Mine; Middleshop mine), Strontian, North West Highlands (Argyllshire), Scotland, UK
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Clashgorm Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands (Argyllshire), Scotland, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands (Argyllshire), Scotland, UK
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Clyde river, Cardross, Strathclyde (Argyllshire), Scotland, UK
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Loanhead Quarry, Beith, Strathclyde (Ayrshire), Scotland, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]



Calcite
United Kingdom
Cregiau Quarry, Creigiau, Cardiff (Mid Glamorgan; Glamorgan), Wales, UK
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Taff's Well Quarry, Taff's Well, Cardiff (Mid Glamorgan; Glamorgan), Wales, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Ton Mawr Quarry, Taff's Well, Cardiff (Mid Glamorgan; Glamorgan), Wales, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Blaengwynlais Quarry, Bwlch-y-cwm, Cardiff (South Glamorgan; Glamorgan), Wales, UK
[www.mindat.org]
[www.mindat.org]


Calcite
United Kingdom
Parc Mine (Gwydyr Park Consols), Llanrwst, Gwydyr Forest area, Conwy (Gwynedd; Caernarvonshire), Wales, UK
[www.mindat.org]


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


Calcite
United Kingdom
Belt, Gwynedd (Merionethshire), Wales, UK
[www.mindat.org]



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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 06:06PM
    
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 06:46PM
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 01:07PM
    
Rock

it's already in mindat [www.mindat.org] 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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