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Rogerley Mine, Rogerley Quarry, Frosterley, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
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UK Grid Reference: NZ011381
Latitude: 54°44'15"N
Longitude: 1°58'58"W
 
 
First discovered by collectors Lindsay Greenbank and Mike Sutcliffe in an abandoned 19th century limestone quarry during the early 1970's, the Rogerley is to date the only mine operated on a commercial basis solely for specimen recovery in the UK. Operation of the mine was taken over by UK Mining Ventures in 1999.

The principal workings are an adit extending northward along the Greenbank vein at the High Flats horizon of the Great Limestone. Specimens of green fluorite, often associated with galena have been recovered from discontinuous mineralized flats on both the east and west sides of the vein. Some vugs containing opaque purple fluorite have been encountered along the vein. In August 2007 a new series of flats were discovered at the head of the main tunnel, which have yielded some of the best specimens yet found in the mine. Work at the mine continues as of summer 2011.

Mindat Articles

An exceptional fluorite specimen by Jolyon & Katya Ralph
Jolyon's Travels - Part 1 - The Rogerley Mine by Jolyon & Katya Ralph


Mineral List

Aragonite
Calcite
Fluorite
Galena
Hydrocerussite
Quartz
Smithsonite


7 entries listed. 7 valid minerals.

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References

- Fisher, J., and Greenbank, L., 2000, The Rogerley Mine, Weardale, County Durham, England, Rocks & Minerals, 75(1): 54-61.
- Fisher, J.E., et L. Greenbank, 2000. La Mine Rogerley, Weardale, comte de Durham, Angleterre. Le Règne Minéral, 34: 5-14.(in French)
- Fisher, J., and L. Greenbank. 2003. The Rogerley mine, Weardale, County Durham, England, UK Journal of Mines and Minerals, 23:9-20.
- Brandstetter, R. & Fisher, J. (2010): Die Rogerley Mine: Fluorit-Stufenbergbau im Norden Englands. Lapis 35 (1), 13-26; 62 (in German).
- Fisher, J., 2011, Rogerley Mine, UK - Mining for Fluorite, Minerals - The Collector's Newspaper, Issue #2.

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